Sunday, May 30, 2010

First Crop Of The Year.......

I don't understand all the fuss about asaparagus. Or all the waiting. I find you can crop it after just a couple of months....

On arriving at the plot this morning, I was assailed by the sight of a single, huge asparagus spear, slap in the middle of the plot.

It wasn't there on Thursday, but had since risen like some kind of scary, pre-historic creature.

No one has cultivated the ground here in 15 years, but this sleeping giant, awoken by rain and rotavator no doubt, appeared to be making up for lost time by auditioning for a part in a Tolkein movie.

Sadly the proud volunteer has gone to meet its maker......Right after meeting a chicken breast and some new potatoes.

A short but busy life.....

3 Comments:

Blogger freerangegirl said...

love the blog - and feel inspired to try asparagus!

9:38 pm  
Blogger Hazel said...

Jealous of asparagus!

Here I am after 4 years at the Hill making plans with military precision for the housing and ongoing maintenance of the fickle stuff, and there's you tripping over it! Tut!

11:51 pm  
Blogger Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

So much for the 'it's really easy to damage the roots' info... I have pussyfooted around mine, hand weeding for three years before a miniscule crop. Hurmph.

2:12 pm  

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