Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wonderful Asparagus

Asparagus well grown is some of the most tender and succulent of the vegetables. It provides a welcome retreat from the long winter and is one of the first vegetable to be ready for harvest. It is a perennial and starts growing when the soil reaches 60 degrees.

We snap the spears off when they reach the appropriate size. By snapping the spears you only get the most tender parts of the plant (Picture shown on the left). Asparagus that is too big is very woody and almost worthless (Picture shown on the right)

We use highly mineralized salt and kelp to fertilize the plants and the flavor is wonderful.

Asparagus is a very long lived perennial and can live 15 years before needing to be displaced.

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