Blog Author
Todddumke1
(view profile)
Recent Entries to this Blog May 3rd and all is well
Posted: 04 May 2009
Asparagus initiative year 2
Posted: 31 Mar 2009
the spoils of the garden.
Posted: 08 Aug 2008
Asparagus..... the journey begins
Posted: 15 May 2008
may garden work
Posted: 06 May 2008

All Entries
 


Asparagus initiative year 2

Category: Garden @ ECO | Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:57 pm

the last day of March and I was weeding the garden, thinking thoughts of fresh salad this spring and tomato sauce in mid summer, when LOW and BEHOLD I saw a spear of asparagus sprouting up. then as I inspected the rest of the patch I saw ALOT of spears peeking up through the soil!!

there is a blog entry from last year here where I initiated my plan and put in a bed of asparagus crowns. they grew well and I resisted all temptations to eat any last year. after letting it grow up, die off and over wintering, I have been anxious and was quite surprised to see some of it peeking out already. I thought it was too early, we have had a very wet cool spring ( so far). I thought it would be a good idea to inter-plant clover between rows for weed suppression. not bad in theory, but i should have planted crimson clover instead of white clover. reason: white clover has spread and almost over taken some of the rows. crimson clover would have died in the freezes over winter leaving only green manure and fixing nitrogen to the soil. I spent quite a bit of time hoeing (sp?) out the white clover. lesson learned. I will mulch the beds in a few days to further assist in keeping weeds back.





on another note, I have planted onions, cauliflower, beets, radishes and carrots so far. Only the onions , lettuce beets and my cauliflower transplants are up . In a friends greenhouse I have tomatoes and peppers started.
Happy gardening- Spring hath sprung!!


This blog entry has been viewed 540 times
You're reading one of many blogs on GardenStew.com.
Register for free and start your own blog today.


Comments

 

mwc wrote on Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:00 pm:


Todd -- This is awesome! Amazing this soon. I am soooo jealous!




 

Frank wrote on Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:23 pm:


Thanks for sharing your tip about the right type of clover to use. Your asparagus sure looks good :)




 

eileen wrote on Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:57 pm:


Well thos asparagus shoots looks extremely healthy and strong don't they? I would have been chuffed to bits too to see them appearing so early. I hope they go from strength to strength for you and that you thoroughly enjoy eating them when they are ripe.




 

petunia wrote on Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:35 pm:


your asparagus is looking relly good. Will this be your 2nd yr for them? good job.




 

Netty wrote on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:54 pm:


Mmm, fresh Asparagus! I am eagerly awaiting fresh Asparagus spears from the garden.




 

Droopy wrote on Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:13 pm:


Yummy! We've planned to plant asparagus too, but haven't so far. Our to-do-list is growing yearly.





Leave a Comment


Login or register to leave a comment.








Entries by Category All Categories
Garden @ ECO

Archives All Entries
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007