Tonight we ate the first asparagus from the plot we made last year. It was delicious, milder than the asparagus I’ve had before, served with parsnip purée. That’s it until next year! The rest of the shoots have to grow into plants.

The plants are Mary Washington grown from seed (shown above at the end of summer last year). We also planted crowns of a new variety but only the seedlings made it through the summer. Some of them had berries of which we saved some. One of the disadvantages of having female plants is supposed to be that you end up with masses of self sown plants however this hasn’t happened so I will have to plant the berries.

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