I thought long and hard about trying to grow asparagus again this year. I thought about all the pros and cons and decided to give it one last go. I read the books, watched planting demos online and even watched carefully when Gardener’s World planted some. I bought some half-price plants back in April and, after carefully planting my crowns, willed them to grow.
I have been watching for any signs of growth and, after some friendly blog advice, uncovered them slightly and filled the soil in gradually over the course of a few weeks. I have never spent so much time pandering to my plants but I felt the mighty asparagus deserved lots of attention if this was to be my last attempt at growing it.
Well, you can imagine my delight when I stroll around the veggie patch and spot my first ever tiny asparagus spears!
Don’t they look gorgeous? I am so very proud of the little darlings.
The sad news is that as these are from one-year-old crowns I still have to wait a while before harvesting and eating the spears.
The good news is that as they grew this year, they will be much stronger next year and I am well on my way to a bountiful harvest in two years time!