Wow. Spring has really arrived (well, except for that freeze watch we have for tonight). I’m working on a couple posts about starting and growing your own sweet potatoes, but, first, I wanted to share a few photos from the garden. It’s always so exciting to see the plants and blooms return each spring!

The grape hyacinth is putting on a great show in the garden this year. This clump is growing along the side path, which heads over to the Santa Rosa plum tree.

The grape hyacinth is putting on a great show in the garden this year. This clump is growing along the side path, which heads over to the Santa Rosa plum tree.

The bloody dock (aka. wood dock or bloody sorrel) is putting on fresh growth at an amazing pace. I planted this for it's gorgeous leaves (and because it's a native), and then discovered that it's also edible. Will be experimenting soon!

The bloody dock (aka. wood dock or bloody sorrel) is putting on fresh growth at an amazing pace. I planted this for its gorgeous leaves, and then discovered that it's also edible. Will be experimenting soon!

The Santa Rosa plum tree is already done blooming. I snapped this photo on March 15.

The Santa Rosa plum tree is already done blooming. I snapped this photo on March 15.

I harvested my first tiny handful of homegrown asparagus last week. The plants are just two years old, so the harvest will only last another week or so. And, the taste? Divine! Can't wait for a bigger harvest next year!

I harvested my first tiny handful of homegrown asparagus last week. The plants are just two years old, so the harvest will only last another week or so. And, the taste? Divine! Can't wait for a bigger harvest next year!

I planted 75 'Lancelot' leek seedlings on March 23. Since then, it's been drizzly and cooler. Perfect for new transplants!

I planted 75 'Lancelot' leek seedlings on March 23. Since then, it's been drizzly and cooler. Perfect for new transplants!

The strawberries have been blooming for weeks! Looks like I may get an early strawberry harvest.

The strawberries have been blooming for weeks! Looks like I may get an early strawberry harvest.

The serviceberry (aka. shadbush) that I planted last year is in full bloom. I've read that this native shrub produces tasty berries. Hopefully the birds will share!

The serviceberry (aka. shadbush) that I planted last year is in full bloom. I've read that this native shrub produces tasty berries. Hopefully the birds will share!

How is your garden looking this spring? Tell us about it in the comment section below, or share some photos over on our Facebook page (click here: Outlaw Garden on Facebook).

As for those sweet potatoes, I’ll be posting some tips about starting your own sweet potato seedlings (aka. slips), and building a big potato planter that’s designed for easy harvest. Coming soon!

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