Ive been getting ready to get my garden growing for the year and because of the mild winter this year I have a lot of broccoli and collards that are thriving now. I went out today and cut a full garden cart of broccoli tops, I still have to trim them but it looks like I will get quite a bit after the clean up. The parts that are tender but not really suited to store will be boiled and made into a broth and canned - good for cream of broccoli soup. I am going to start tending it again in the hopes of getting a good spring crop from last years plants. The collards are thriving, leaves almost as long as your arm. I am going to dehydrate and powder them and store them in 1/2 gallon jars. Good for soups and sauces. My volunteer romaine lettuce is starting to head and is mild and sweet, had a salad yesterday. The chard is back up about ankle high and is pretty good(mild and sweet) and had it in the salad too. I left the bed intact for the winter with the intent to let it go to seed this year and store them for next year. Same story with my beet bed, will see if the variety that I have been growing will seed true. Am going to plant potatoes, spinach, beets and dill this weekend and get my cabbage, tomatoes, "Ghost Peppers", jalapenos and serano peppers started in planters. I have enough fennel that survived the winter to transplant into a good bed without planting any new seeds. With the rain that we have been getting, I think I just may have a good spring garden this year.