I was reviewing what I have in the garden so far and what I plan to plant in the near future and remembered this thread
We just picked our first two strawberries yesterday and expect to pick a few more tomorrow. It's just the earliest variety of the season and there will be more to come including wild strawberries through May and into June. The rhubarb needs to elongate a little more before they can be picked for the leaf stems, but asparagus has been steadily producing.
Recent salads have included thinnings (I.e. micro green and baby greens) of arugula, beets, carrots, turnips, Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, Aurora orach, Malabar spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and kohlrabi. Blossoms of kale, winter mustard, beets, Brussels sprouts, Daikon, and peas. (pea shoots are nearly ready to harvest here and there) Radishes are coming in. Green onions, onion greens, garlic greens, and Chinese chives.
I also harvest edible weeds from my chemical-free garden -- lambs quarters, wood sorrel, sheep sorrel, baby dandelion leaves, dandelion flowers, violet flowers.
Dwarf apple, peach and nectarine trees and espaliered apple and cherry trees all have tiny green fruits on them, the plum trees too. So do blueberry bushes and need to be netted soon. Raspberries and blackberries are starting to show signs of flower buds.
A dozen heirloom tomato plants I started from seeds are already in the ground, some of them starting to flower, and another dozen+ are hardened off and ready to plant. Hot and bell peppers plants also started from seeds are ready to move out of the garage to harden off. Okra starts have been outside and just needs a little more time to adjust to full sun.
Potatoes were planted in stages, some of them already up and ready to hill. Other root crops include parsnips and rutabagas.
Sweet potato slips are rooted and grown and ready to plant soon, and I'll be sowing corn and more okra as well as bush and pole beans, runner beans, southern peas, summer squash, winter squash, and watermelons very soon.
There are cabbages, kohlrabi, broccoli and cauliflower growing protected from the cabbage white butterflies under screened tunnels, along with some seed started onions, cilantro, and beets. Early experimental Brussels sprouts are under there too and will be joined by more starts a little later on.
Onions line the edges of many vegetable beds. With the snap peas starting to flower, it won't be long before we start to harvest the pea pods and the shelled green peas will be maturing a little later. And fava beans and chickpeas are growing well too.
Now have I left anything out? Oh yes, I have been growing rice for several years now, just for fun. This year, with some luck, I'll grow black rice or maybe Korean sweet rice.
I like growing tea herbs and will have my usual blend of peppermint, spearmint, applemint, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass, anise hyssop, chervil, lavender, bee balm, pineapple sage, etc. I have my stevia plant back outside again, the large container of ginger have re-sprouted and are growing strong, waiting to go outside, and this year, I'll be growing roselle hibiscus for hibiscus tea. I also have my culinary herbs of course and have already harvested first cuttings of oregano and chervil as well as several cuttings of Chinese garlic chives and Japanese parsley.
I'm sure I still left some things out. But I imagine if you got this far, you've heard enough.