The garlic I planted in an exposed bed on the south side of the house on March the 18th has finally peaked through the soil. It is up about one inch in a month--likely pretty good given the stop-and-start nature of the spring we've had.
By contrast, the garlic in the cold frame is up about 6 inches. You can also see some kale and (in the very back) beet seeds that have germinated. I'm looking forward to an early harvest of kale and beets.
I finished raking the rest of the lawn last night and almost have all of the Christmas lights down. If the weather cooperates some, I hope to finish edging the garden beds and plant some basil (indoors under lights) this weekend.