Please forgive the most likely duplicate topic- I googled and used the search on the forums, and had absolutely no luck in finding any information on this. Either I just was blind enough to miss it, or I didn't use the right search terms.
The snow finally melted enough this morning for me to take a look out back at my garden which was previously covered in about 4 feet of snow. I thought i'd take a chance, and overwintered both my BSprouts and my Strawberries. Lo and Behold, the BSprouts look green and seem to be in good shape. It isn't warm enough to put anything else in the ground yet, but.. well.. what do I do now? Do I cut off the tops and leave the roots in the ground, or do I leave them there and continue to let them grow? Do I do similar with the strawberries, and pick off the outer leaves so they can grow new ones from the roots?
Also, I will be picking up some compost and should obviously put it around my BSprouts and Strawberries as well... should i just out the compost on the surface, or try to mix it in with the dirt? I'm afraid of unintentionally messing up the root systems...
or should I just pull them up, and rotate them in the garden boxes- start new plants from seed?