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Asparagus!

May 5, 2010
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Man, we love asparagus.  And though we try to eat seasonally, we occasionally break down and pay dearly for the out-of-season, decidedly non-local Peruvian asparagus at the store.  This year I decided to interrupt that cycle by growing my own.  I ordered and received 24 one year old crowns of Jersey Supreme from Johnny’s a couple of weeks ago, planted them Saturday according to the instructions and …

So far so good.  Just about each one has a few spears emerging.  They’re in a bed by themselves so they won’t crowd out other things trying to grow once the foliage starts to get going.  And I won’t cut any foliage or stalks this year (unless they are finger-width) so that the roots get established.  I mention all this to honor our friends Jerry and Lianon, who are currently in Walla Walla, WA helping to harvest this stuff at Jerry’s parents farm.  Hope I got all this right, Jer.  🙂

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ali permalink
    May 6, 2010 6:56 AM

    Yum, I love asparagus, too. I can’t believe I haven’t planted it yet, but it is primarily because I haven’t figured out where to do so! Where I’d like to plant it we have a bad invasive plant problem… Anyway, enjoy yours in future years.

    • Kevin permalink*
      May 6, 2010 9:14 AM

      Thanks. Location is definitely key. Can’t help feeling a bit selfish devoting the space I did to it, but it really couldn’t go anywhere else. I’m sure I’ll get over that feeling while eating some next year (and hopefully the years to come).

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