Good Things Come to Those who Plant

Last year we created an asparagus bed by the greenhouse, planted up with a mixture of purchased crowns, as well as some plants grown from seed by Emma the year before in preparation.

As the RHS advises, new asparagus plants take a couple of years to settle in before you can start harvesting, so patience is required initially.

It’s been satisfying this year to see the first spears appear, and the plants grow on to full size, as they establish (see pics below). But frustrating too, because we love eating asparagus here at The Secret Acre!

However, good things come to those who wait, so we are looking forward to a first light harvest next April.

Our first spears appearing earlier in the spring
Growing on nicely as spring progressed
Nicely established by May. Roll on next year’s first light harvest!

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