Although we had grand plans of having a winter garden and harvesting year round from our little patch of land, we didn't anticipate being quite as busy as we were in the lead-up to Christmas. We hardly had a spare moment to think, much less take care of our garden! Needless to say, we abandoned it for about four months (sorry, garden!) but finally steeled ourselves and faced what we thought would be an overgrown mess.
It was indeed fairly overgrown, but the weeds were easy to pull out. We spent a few hours weeding, adding compost, and planting seeds and now our garden is ready for spring and summer! Our first visit was about three weeks ago, so we've already got plenty of stuff popping up - arugula, lettuce, radishes, peas, spinach, chives, and green onions. Plus, we had a bunch of garlic and herbs from last year. We're so excited for the huge amount of garlic we're going to harvest, starting in a month or less!