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sean

Asparagus is in.

Yee-hah. First of the year in the greengrocer today. Very Happy
tahir

Still Peruvian in our local. Will tell the missus to berate the miserable old sod
dpack

ooh i will check the market on the morrow Wink
sean

Roasted with a fried egg and a dusting of smoke paprika for lunch in the sunshine. Very Happy
Jamanda

I had reheated curry in a gloomy staffroom.
sean

I'd left you asparagus to have with your dinner though.
dpack

Smile
gythagirl

On a scale of 1-10, how much effort is it to grow the stuff?
Slim

On a scale of 1-10, how much effort is it to grow the stuff?


Year 1 is where the majority of the effort occurs. And that largely depends upon whether you are planting crowns, or seedlings. (Seedlings are more work, since you'll plant them deep, but only fill in their trench a bit over a year or two. Crowns get planted and that's about it)

The rest is weeding and re-applying mulch, harvesting (after about year 3), and removing/destroying canes at the end of the season to remove habitat for things like asparagus beetle (at least around here)

The effort required for weeding/mulching depends upon your system, your frequency, etc....
dpack

On a scale of 1-10, how much effort is it to grow the stuff?


from seed, moderately.
from crowns, a bit.

if you know how to make a friable and very rich soil, pretty easy.
takes a few years to get it ready for heavy cropping and it is a rolling process.

next to a leaky compost heap can be a good spot Wink
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