Steve and I have been together for some 11 years and we have been growing vegetables together for most of that time. Each year, when planning for the next season, we would contemplate asparagus. Each year we concluded that it takes too long to grow.
One of the first beds we made at our new home was an asparagus bed. Finally we had taken the plunge!
We bought asparagus crowns from New Park Farm Asparagus in Kent and along with the crowns they sent us comprehensive planting and growing instructions. They also publish month by month advice on their website.
We won't be able to harvest any this year but we have still been aspargus watching.
I took this photo a couple of days ago. When I checked this morning, several more spears are poking through.
I know they are late compared to more southern parts but better late than never.
It looks as if we have ourselves an Asparagus bed.