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Asparagus..... the journey begins
to grow asparagus, is to make a long term commitment. I, for some strange reason, have decided to embark on this idealistic journey. It is a seemingly simple decision; I really really like really fresh asparagus, I really like to garden. Looks good on paper, let's launch the new plan in two weeks. The confident, adventurous gardener that I am, I could use a good challenge. and oh the benefits of harvesting a few weeks worth of the most tender, succulent spears a man could ever hope for.
I will surely enjoy reading this in a year or two, when I may find myself cursing the very thing I was once wishing for.
here are some of the very first sprouts of the very first year. and then a few shots of the rest of the spring garden.
I think i will do a couple different things to control weeds. First. since this part of my garden is the least fortified with any mulch, compost or the like, I will plant a living mulch - clover. I will build up the rows and bed them up a little bit as the plants get bigger. finally use straw to help as well.
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Good luck with your asparagus. Go, plants go! The rest of your garden looks delicious.. uhm, I mean great. *lol*
Asparagus...yum! Looking forward to updates Todd.
Looks and sounds yummy Todd!
Looks awesome. I feel sure it will be worth the work and the wait..... Well done!
Fresh asparagus is the best. A family friend in Alaska can't get it from the garden to the house. My mom goes to visit and between her and our friend's kids, they just sit at the raised bed, plucking and eating.
Oh how yummy that sounds. Best of luck with the asparagus. And happy eating, it all looks so tastey.
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