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Asparagus 2011

First Asparagus harvest this year! (Edit: bad fuzzy phone picture - sorry - but they were delicious!)

 

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Well, I hope the weather for

Well, I hope the weather for your weekend is as glorious as this Fri-Mon is shaping up here - 60's, brilliant sun, trees starting to leaf out, cherry and pear and magnolia in bloom. I don't need asparagus to be happy in weather like this. Sooner or later, my gardens will start to grow, too! Four gorgeous days with no thunderstorms ought to help!

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OK, so I really need to

OK, so I really need to be kicked since I am grumbling I have to pick the spears every day.  Takes 3 days to pick enough for a meal right now.  Many more sprouting. I'm just not in a happy place right now - maybe I need to eat more asparagus!  If you lived closer I'd share!

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I can smell it, and so can my

I can smell it, and so can my daughter.

It took me a long time to realize that asparagus made me happy. Pity it costs so much.

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No obvious effect other than

No obvious effect other than stinky pee.  Weird only I can smell the asparagus pee (had people down and they've never noticed an odor).  I'll pay more attention tomorrow, though. I wouldn't mind feeling happy!

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Wow! Looks so good... Does

Wow! Looks so good...

Does asparagus make you happy, Beth? I've only ever heard of one other person who has the same metabolic quirk - eating asparagus makes me happy. No idea what nutrient in the asparagus causes that - wish I knew!

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Second batch of asparagus -

Second batch of asparagus - enough to feed 5 people.  Third batch picked went to a friend.  Fourth picking will be 'et tomorrow!  I figured out that the asparagus beetles like the real thin stalks.  I'm leaving one as a bug trap.  No bugs on the thick stalks.  I think that is the real challenge down here establishing an asparagus patch. New asparagus is always thin and you aren't supposed to pick. Last try got so buggy I killed it off.  This patch is now 4 years old (100 crowns!).  I can harvest the thick spears and remove the thin buggy ones.  No eggs, no new bugs.  I don't even spray the beetles - I just go out and tap the adults in my palm and squish them. They drop off the plant and play dead when disturbed.  They are really dead when I get through with them!

 

 

 

 

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Yummmm, Beth. I want a

Yummmm, Beth.

I want a garden... a real garden...

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