Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rosie's Asparagus.

I have a huge asparagus plant in my rose bed thanks to a little bird, I suppose, who must have deposited a seed there from my asparagus bed in the back. And I let it stay there.
My one asparagus plant is grandiose.
I know you think of asparagus as a spring plant. It is. But when you have a splendidly strong, healthy plant such as this one, it is possible to coax another harvest out of it in the fall. All you have to do (In October in Zone 8.) is cut back all the foliage down to the ground. And wait.
Five days later I have asparagus.
I picked these three this morning and there will be plenty more in the days to come.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

I have always found it very interesting that the only perennial vegetable plants are asparagus and artichoke.

Sadly, my family is not fond of those veggies, so growing the plants would be a waste.