Last fall I planted garlic, and it has a few leaves sticking out of the ground now. How will this effect the leaves?
Have no fear, black thumb. I've grown garlic for years and it's always survived spring snows with no damage. Last year, we had 3-4 inches in very late April and the garlic shrugged it off. It was up a good 4 inches or more, too. There was no effect on the leaves or final crop. I've even had it green up in November and had the leaves survive the winter with only minimial damage, as long as it was covered by snow during the coldest months and we had a warmish winter (no 20 below temps).