The undeniable sign that spring is coming

5 Aug

Other people have been boasting that their asparagus is sprouting and I was getting a little green-eyed. Today I noticed it here – two sizable spears, which will be the first harvests from my asparagus bed. I think they are old enough to handle a light harvest this year.

Now what will I make with them?

10 Responses to “The undeniable sign that spring is coming”

  1. Louise August 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Completely green with envy. How exciting.

  2. Daphne August 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Wonderful. My poor asparagus is starting to get brown. I think the aphids have taken over.

  3. sydfoodie August 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Boasting? Boasting? I was just super excited to have something come of my zero effort gardening.

  4. Liz August 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    I hesitate to admit it but I’ve never really enjoyed asparagus – there I’ve said it, but I feel slightly less of a foodie…

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney August 6, 2012 at 10:07 am #

      Well I wish I didn’t have to devote permanent space to it, so maybe that isn’t a bad thing Liz. Personally I adore it, especially with hollandaise sauce – drool!

  5. Yvonne August 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Very envy! I’ve just sown some Asparagus seeds and have no idea when will I get a return of my investment?

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney August 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      Yvonne, I planted these adparagus from seed in early 2011, so as early as 18 months if you are lucky, but normally 2-3 years. If you want a faster yield you are better off planting crowns, which are available by mail order or nurseries.

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