First Pick Of The Season
Posted April 23, 2012 - 09:40 PM
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 04:52 PM
Asparagus will grow very fast when it starts, and needs to be picked twice a day. You only pick a portion of it, and then let the rest of grow and make ferns.
Posted April 26, 2012 - 08:55 AM
I just started my patch last year, so have poached the shoots sparingly this year.
I put in about 2 dozen starts and am thinking I should have put in twice as much.
I have been known to drive the back roads and forage the shoots in road ditches.
If you look around old abandoned homesteads it is not at all unusual to find it growing more or less wild in the ditches.
I noticed last night the shoots I left to become ferns were over 3 ft high already.
And yes Speedy, if you start a patch, locate it in an area where it can come back yearly without tilling or disturbing. It takes about 3 yrs to really start putting out a lot of shoots that can be harvested without much concern of damaging the bed. but once started good, well I've seen beds over 30 yrs old producing well.
Edited by JD DANNELS, April 26, 2012 - 08:58 AM.