Asparagoose

This is the first time I’ve grown asparagus and its a very pretty plant. We’re still waiting for our first crop but the leaves are very beautiful to look at while we wait, particularly on a rainy day.

Rainy drops and asparagus

Rainy drops and asparagus

More rainy drops and asparagus

More rainy drops and asparagus

7 Responses to Asparagoose

  1. brendan October 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    nice, are you keeping it underground for the white, or letting it grow out for green?

  2. Smile October 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    hey brendan … can you explain this a bit. I assumed as soon as they came out they were ready?

  3. brendan October 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    how it works is that the green ones see the light, and the white ones stay underground always. so if you want them white mound some soil over them.
    the white ones are apparently classier, you be the judge…

  4. Milez October 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    hmmm, I seem to prefer the green ones. Maybe I am a pleb 🙂

  5. emme October 20, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    i also prefer the green ones. but haven’t you missed the boat on the season? they’re all over the shops so yours must be late bloomers.

  6. Smile October 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    perhaps the season is later in Durbs – don’t asparagus come from up-country? otherwise I guess we are growing them for next season.

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