The first Harvest of 2015

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March 31, 2015 by Buffy

I was excited to find the first spears of asparagus in the raised beds today.

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We planted these a couple of years ago and this year is our first year to harvest.  I hope we keep getting lots and lots of fresh green spears.  Do you grow asparagus?

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8 thoughts on “The first Harvest of 2015

  1. Yayy!! Congrats. I have never grown asparagus but buy it at our local farmers market as we love it! Our soil is tough to grow it but maybe some time I will attempt it

  2. Caran says:

    Yay! We just planted about 15 crowns. I can hardly wait to be able to harvest them!

  3. atkokosplace says:

    I haven’t grown asparagus but I’d like to one day! It takes quite the commitment! Your first harvest looks fantastic! Great job!

  4. Bill says:

    Congrats! Fresh asparagus is one of the joys of spring! So far only one bold spear has dared to emerge here, and it was promptly killed by a record-breaking freeze. But I’m expecting an asparagus explosion any day now and I can’t wait!

  5. We have an asparagus bed, but it is still covered with straw for overwintering. We will begin removing the straw over the next few weeks depending on the weather.

  6. Yeah! I am planning to add that this year to the garden, as we just love asparagus too! Spring is such an exciting time of year!

  7. I just read your fig propagation posts and realized they were posted last year, so now I’m curious about the fig tree and all of its progeny – have you taken the old tree out of the asparagus bed? How are the starts doing? How long did it take your original fig tree to get that big?

    • Buffy says:

      All the new trees but one lived through the winter. We have not cut down the main fig tree yet, but since we are having such a wet Spring I’m trying to propagate a few more branches before it comes down.

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