Monday, May 2, 2011
You have got to be kidding me! This is what purple asparagus looks like growing out of the dirt. The more you know...
When I saw a pack of asparagus bulbs/crowns at our local nursery, I snatched them up. Actually I think I bought two whole bags. It's not every day I come across a vegetable we haven't grow that I love to eat. It started growing little shoots that looked wispy like dill and then one day BANG! Asparagus. It is not recommended to eat any shoots the first year. These are perennials and apparently they can produce for up to 15 years! So choose their spot in the garden wisely. Waiting waiting waiting until next year for my fresh asparagus.
You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. -Hector Hugh Munro