All the snow is finally off the garden, so I took a quick walk around today to evaluate things. Surprisingly, the soil is dry enough in most spots that it can be worked, which I didn't expect in light of the fact that there was still snow on it as little as 3 days ago.
Decided to pull back the mulch from a small area of the garlic bed to see what was up under it, and I was pleased to find this:
The sprouts from the bulbs are about as perfect as I could ask for this time of year, and judging from just the small area I pulled back, looks like 100% sprout.
This is just two or so plants of about a half a dozen of spinach out there that over-wintered..
And just one patch of three that I have of sorrel (sourgrass)...
So hopefully i can get some other issues squared away soon and get out there within a few days to start turning beds for peas and spinach.....nothing like sinking the pitchfork into the ground for the first time each year.