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cab

Asparagus!

First local asparagus on the market stalls today. Also some 'imported', from the Wye Valley. All of it looked and smelled in tip-top condition.
tahir

Thanks for that Cab, will have to send the missus hunting
sean

Have you not got an asparagus bed, or two yet? Slacker.
tahir

Nope, it was on the cards this year but ran out of time and money
sean

Pah. Shan't be visiting you then.























Who has got an asparagus bed?
cab

sean wrote:

Who has got an asparagus bed?


I have. A few plants in the garden, anyway. Going to be feasting on home grown this evening Smile
judith

sean wrote:
Who has got an asparagus bed?


I have, but you don't like Wales.
sean

Well that's a fat lot of help. I should have been more specific and asked who within striking distance of my house has an asparagus bed and wants help eating it.
sean

judith wrote:


I have, but you don't like Wales.


I don't mind Wales in small helpings.
alison

Fortunately I haven't! Wink
Blue Sky

sean wrote:
Have you not got an asparagus bed, or two yet? Slacker.


Laughing

Just expanded mine by a further 20 crowns. Should have it in abundance in another couple of years.

Well worth the effort IMO.
Chez

I have seedlings just coming up in the greenhouse - only another three years to wait Smile.
Treacodactyl

We also have a small asparagus bed, grown from seed a few years back and it should crop well this year. Home grown is much better than any shop stuff and you can even eat it while it's still growing on the plant... Laughing
mrutty

tahir wrote:
Nope, it was on the cards this year but ran out of time and money


I have some of that for sell now that I've finally moved and yes I'm packing your fruit bushes at last and they will go out on Monday as long as Becki goes to the post office.
tigger

http://www.italianmade.com/foods/subcat25014.cfm

Virtually the whole of our village is an asparagus bed Laughing

Bit too far away though.
wellington womble

Treacodactyl wrote:
We also have a small asparagus bed, grown from seed a few years back and it should crop well this year. Home grown is much better than any shop stuff and you can even eat it while it's still growing on the plant... Laughing


I now have visions of you grazing your asparagus bed! Laughing Shocked
tahir

mrutty wrote:
I have some of that for sell now that I've finally moved and yes I'm packing your fruit bushes at last and they will go out on Monday as long as Becki goes to the post office.


Don't rush mate Rolling Eyes Mind you still ain't sent your cheque
tahir

tigger wrote:
http://www.italianmade.com/foods/subcat25014.cfm

Virtually the whole of our village is an asparagus bed Laughing

Bit too far away though.


Blinking good web site Tigger
Vic

Tigger, I've bookmarked that website - really useful (especially as I'm off to Bologna next week, and then Liguria). Already doing a bit of meal planning...
tigger

picked a good big bunch of wild asparagus with my middle daughter yesterday, in the woods at the coast. She is, unfortunately one of those mini-foragers who have no sense of danger "I CAN'T leave it there, it's much better than the others we've got, and I can reach it if I throw myself into the bramble bushes!" yes, that's why it's still there and no-one else has picked it! Laughing
Magicbeans

We bought asparagus seeds and a couple of crowns - ooo back in 2005/2006 - we knew we were moving so planted these in window boxes - so they could travel with us and mature along the way....

Now we have a garden and I ought to plant them out - but well one is about 3ft tall (should reach the Giants Castle soon...)

so not sure if I should wait now until they stop growing or to go for it......
Mary-Jane

We've got an asparagus bed...just. It's just been built and filled with earth...errrm, and that's about it.

Any suggestions as to which breed of asparagus crown we should try?
JB

I have aparagus seeds just germinating now but no idea of where to plant them. I'm not sure they'll go in the new garden and have no idea if in the new place I'll be able to find a free allotment (oh well perhaps I can find a small field to rent!)
Treacodactyl

wellington womble wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
We also have a small asparagus bed, grown from seed a few years back and it should crop well this year. Home grown is much better than any shop stuff and you can even eat it while it's still growing on the plant... Laughing


I now have visions of you grazing your asparagus bed! Laughing Shocked


First shoots are just appearing in our bed, give it a couple of days and I'll be out grazing. Wink
doctoral

... just eaten my first spear from the garden - nothing else coming yet, but it tasted good chopped up with some purple sprouting ...
wellington womble

Had a super meal yesterday of dexter steak, jersey royals, baby carrots, PSB and asparagus, with lots of melted butter. Pity I didn't grow any of it, but it did all come from the farmers market, so it was all local and pretty fresh. Added to a trek up a hill and picnic of local pork products (and a imported bottle of wine Embarassed or two Embarassed Embarassed ) it was a pretty fine day, foodwise. Might try hollandiase next time too.
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