Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Asparagus, Muscari and Dahlias

This is the year I stop planting reasonably priced produce and focus on planting the more expensive items. As such, I decided to take a friend's advice and plant some asparagus roots. Here's an interesting fact...asparagus is a perennial vegetable. And while many people will tell you there are only two perennial vegetables - asparagus and rhubarb, there are actually over 100.


The planting process is a bit more involved than planting other vegetables, since you have to dig and 8" trench, only partially cover the roots, then fill the trench once the first shoots appear weeks later, but it will be worth it. Especially since I planted two-year roots, getting a jump start on my harvest. (Asparagus is harvested in its third year and beyond.)

In other news, my muscari and dahlia are beginning to flower and even multiplying. They are such delicate beauties. Enjoy.

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