The landscape is greening up, more edible plants and shoots are emerging, and some less desirable plants are perfect for pulling! Now is a great time to enjoy green fresh first harvests and remove any invasive plants from your yard and garden.
Garlic mustard was in full bloom in a previously disturbed area to the south of our house. The moist soil made for easy pulling. It’s important to pull this invasive plant before seeds mature, and dispose of it properly! Learn more about Garlic Mustard and other invasives here.
It’s time to enjoy wild edibles! Fiddleheads are just starting to emerge. Nettles and ramps are thriving on the river banks and forest edges at this time of year. I love using them to make Cream of Ramp and Nettle Soup (recipe here). It’s great warm or cold, and I love to garnish it with sauerkraut.
It’s magical to watch the progression of spring from the big windows of our new home. Everything seems wonderfully green this week. Trees are blossoming and leaves are emerging, providing dappled shade and protection from the strengthening sun.