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Wahooo...first UK asparagus of the year
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sean
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 1:35 pm    Post subject: Wahooo...first UK asparagus of the year  Reply with quote    

Roasted with smoked cheese risotto for dinner this evening I think.
I loves asparagus me.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Must send the wife to the farm shop

DawnMK



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

were picking our first this evening for dinner tonight, steamed served with garlic butter

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I picked our first spears a few days ago - all THREE of them

DawnMK



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think we have about 10

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey, that's a veritable FEAST

DawnMK



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They seemed to have grown nice and fat and slowely with this cold wet spell, we had a few when we had that hot spell at the start of April end of March

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I noticed this morning that I have 4 very slender stalks up - I think I shall cut them for this evening

mark



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ooh feeling really priveleged - my first shoots came up several weeks ago in the warm weather at the start of april !
Now in second flush!

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have been eating for about a month.I just love it.

chicken feed



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we gave our sow some for a treat tonight to celebrate her good news

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So, come on, hands up, admit it. Who has funny smelling wee after eating asparagus?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Green Rosie wrote:
So, come on, hands up, admit it. Who has funny smelling wee after eating asparagus?


There is a theory that it isn't that it makes your pee smell or not, but that only some people have the nasal receptors for the the chemical in the smelly pee. But it may be nonsense.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

According to my googling it's not the only thing it changes the smell of

judith



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chicken feed wrote:
we gave our sow some for a treat tonight to celebrate her good news


You fed asparagus to your pig??????

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