There's no snow, but the ground is cold and hard. I covered the parsley and chicories with leaves to protect them from the cold, and I forget about them. Or if I do remember, it’s after dark, when I can’t be bothered to dig through frozen leaves for a handful of greens. Otherwise, leaves work well. I’ve tried hoops and row cover, but it’s easy to be sloppy putting them up. The second heavy snow usually collapses mine, and I hate trying to keep the row cover from tearing, rolling it up neatly, finding a place to store it. In gardens, like in everything, it’s best to work with your nature.