The garden beds are finally snow free except for the flurries that whiten them for a mere 20 minutes each day. And the garlic is up! This is exciting since it is the first vegetable to live in our new garden space at the Basecamp. To give the garlic a good spring start, I am giving them a side dressing of compost and mulching the shoots with fresh straw we have been saving for the spring. The raised beds we are creating with recycled 2x6 wood we have scavenged. This garlic with be a loved by many a guest in in many a dish at the Lodge this winter.