The garden is really coming alive with the warm weather over the last week or so. Rhubarb is coming up nicely now. The rocket in the raised bed overwintered and has started growing and putting up tasty fresh leaves. It is also surrounded by self-seeded seedlings. The sorrel is looking healthy in several clumps around the garden, including some attractive red-veined sorrel. The lemon balm has doubled in size, chives are growing nicely and the oregano is thriving. I've harvested some of the garlic leaves that have been up for a while. They have a good flavour, a little stronger that spring onions, good for cooking. Gooseberries are in leaf and new raspberry shoots are poking up now. Some newly planted mashua is growing nicely too.
A fellow forest gardener kindly swapped some mashua for some oca which I've planted out now too to fill in some of the bare ground around a couple of the trees. I haven't gone mad with sowing seeds for new plants this year. I put some early potatoes in bags yesterday and I plan on growing a few things to fill in gaps, but mostly I'm just enjoying watching the garden grow.