Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Asparagus Patch

Our internet is still wonky.  The tech never came by to replace the wire.  Will call Bell and complain next week.   The other day Limey planted 40 asparagus crowns.  

They remind me of the Ood.

Anyway, after you've amended the ph of your soil to 6.5-7.0 you dig a trench about 10" deep and plop the root in.  Limey dug holes instead and added a little bonemeal to the bottom.  When the crown is in, you top it up with 2" of soil.  Basically you're hilling them like potatoes.  You just keep topping the soil up as it grows until the hole or trench is back up to ground level.

These are two year old crowns so hopefully we can harvest a bit next year.  The 40 crowns only filled up about a third of the designated asparagus bed so we'll be purchasing another 80 next year.  In the meantime, we're harvesting a friend's asparagus.  Fresh asparagus is fantabuliscious.

1 comment:

  1. It is!! My parents planted asparagus once, it was great but took years to grow to the point that we could harvest from it.