"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Farm to Table > Culinary Gardener
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-04-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
Sous Chef
 
B'sgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 863
Growing asparagus

My asparagus is in its second year and I'm not quite sure what to do with it. It is really tall now. There aren't enough shoots to start trimming and eating it. I think the package said you can't harvest it until after two years. I'm just not sure how to maintain it. Does anyone know anything about it?

__________________

__________________
Michelle
http://foodmakeshimsick.blogspot.com/

B'sgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2008, 04:28 AM   #2
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Just left of Europe and down a bit.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
let it grow exactly as it is, it will grow quite tall (3 - 4 foot) and develop little red berries in autumn, and this foliage will die off during the winter.
when it`s dead simply remove it and compost it.
then wait until next May, in the 3`rd year you can take a few sprigs (not all of them) and let the cycle continue again.

spare a thought for me, I started mine of from Seed not the crowns, it takes 7 years before you can start eating it!
happily next year will be that 7`th year :)

if ever you get change to go to the beach, get hold of plenty seaweed, and dry it as best you can and bring it home with you, when it`s totally dry, crush it up and sprinkle that on the asparagus bed, they love it.
__________________

__________________
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by YT2095 View Post

if ever you get change to go to the beach, get hold of plenty seaweed, and dry it as best you can and bring it home with you, when it`s totally dry, crush it up and sprinkle that on the asparagus bed, they love it.
Thanks for the tip. The next time I go to the beach I'm going to collect a whole bunch of seaweed!
__________________
simplicity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2008, 07:36 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
YT2095's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Just left of Europe and down a bit.
Posts: 3,875
Send a message via MSN to YT2095
another nice thing about it, is that you don`t have to wash the seaweed off, the salt that remains on it when dried fresh from the sea will not hurt the asparagus but will actually Benefit it.
__________________
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

YT2095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 12:37 AM   #5
Sous Chef
 
B'sgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 863
Thanks for the info! I appreciate it very much!
__________________
Michelle
http://foodmakeshimsick.blogspot.com/

B'sgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.