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WR's 2018 Spring Garden

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by w_r_ranch, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 15, 2018
    w_r_ranch

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    I doubt it Mary... The crowns are planted 8" deep & 12-18" apart. They really need a dedicated bed all to themselves as they do not like to be disturbed & spread fairly rapidly. My bed is 25' X 4'.

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  2. Mar 15, 2018
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    Oh that’s too bad.

    Mary
     
  3. Mar 16, 2018
    Collector

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    What variety of asparagus do you have. Our patch never produced as well as yours is. We did not fertilize either no sure if that makes or not though. We do want to start a new patch at this house so I need to investigate what might work best here. Nice harvest WR.
     
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  4. Mar 16, 2018
    w_r_ranch

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    Collector, they are 'Jersey Knight' (3 yr old crowns) from a specialty farm named Andy's Asparagus Acres. The crowns were huge, when spread out for planting they were close to 2' across.

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  5. Mar 16, 2018
    Collector

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    @w_r_ranch , wow those a huge the last crowns we planted were maybe 6”. They were doing ok after 3/4 years but nothing like yours are doing. I am going to have to study up on it before planting any here.
     
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  6. Mar 16, 2018
    baymule

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    Your garden beds are perfect. I marked that asparagus link, thanks. I planted some asparagus crowns from TSC a couple years ago, never really paid much attention and they never really did much. I need to mend my ways..... You have inspired me to do better by my neglected asparagus, and to order some more.

    I love it fresh, detest it canned (it's mushy and stinks). So how does it do as frozen? Do you just heat it up or use in stir fry and such?
     
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    ninnymary

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    Now I understand why they wouldn't do well in a half wine barrel. Didn't know roots could spread that wide.

    Mary
     
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    Bay, I blanch it for 1 1/2 minutes & then put the spears in ice water. Afterwards they are spread out on a towel & dried before freezing. When the are frozen, I vacuum pack them & put them back in the freezer until we want them.

    While they are not the same as freshly harvested spears, they are still pretty firm after steaming or grilling.
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2018
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    Finished cleaning & forming the rows in the garden. I started installing the tomato stakes but I still need to finish. Then i burned the garden trash. Time to start planting...

    I harvested more asparagus because I forgot about the gal that cuts our hair. Her & her daughter are nice people that we like to share with!!!
     
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  10. Mar 17, 2018
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    i'll eat it any way, but much prefer it raw/crunchy... yum, yum, yum...
     
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