Asparagus - yes!!!

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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 228175Post pelmetman
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:21 pm

Horray at long last our asparagus us up.

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Post: # 228177Post Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:26 pm

Enjoy! :cheers:
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:15 pm

becks77 wrote: I have them in a long trough though not in the ground so I can move my asparagus bed when I feel like it! ot sure its the best idea but seemst o be ok so far! :icon_smile:
Hi Becks, what size/ depth is your trough? Has anyone else grow asparagus like this?

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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231013Post Peggy Sue
Sat May 07, 2011 9:22 am

I bought 3 crowns and put them in a tub in garden some years back- it's lovely to have a few spears but thats exactly my problem, 3 crowns in a pot and you get one spear each for tea now and again. So having the allotment now I have sewn about a dozen 2 years ago. They are so easy to lookmafter, no watering just a bit of weeding and very hardy all weathers. Still worried 12 wouldn't be enough I've sewn another 20 seeds this year- I may be in trouble if 8 per person is all I really need!

My big debate is where to put these latest seedlings. The allotment is light soil and I know they like that. If they really aren't fussy I could do with finding something easy for the garden though. Everything I try to grow in this clay is hard. I've worked in lots of compost over 5 years and lettuce do OK but the slugs here are far worse that the allotment. Do I risk asparagus at home or go for the safe option?
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231016Post Millymollymandy
Sat May 07, 2011 10:37 am

Safe option and use your clay at home for something that likes it. By the way my dear I blame you for this......

..... and I've hoed off loads so far, the empty plot middle left is for sweetcorn later....

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And here they are in amongst my spuds, am harvesting until I need to earth them up. I have given away loads of your seeds now need to collect more for me!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231061Post becks77
Sat May 07, 2011 5:15 pm

JillStephens7 wrote:
becks77 wrote: I have them in a long trough though not in the ground so I can move my asparagus bed when I feel like it! ot sure its the best idea but seemst o be ok so far! :icon_smile:
Hi Becks, what size/ depth is your trough? Has anyone else grow asparagus like this?

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Hi Jill,
I have cleared a biy of garden now and popped them in there...hopefully fresh spears of a decent size next year!
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231171Post Peggy Sue
Sun May 08, 2011 12:36 pm

becks77 wrote:
JillStephens7 wrote:
becks77 wrote: I have them in a long trough though not in the ground so I can move my asparagus bed when I feel like it! ot sure its the best idea but seemst o be ok so far! :icon_smile:
Hi Becks, what size/ depth is your trough? Has anyone else grow asparagus like this?

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Hi Jill,
I have cleared a biy of garden now and popped them in there...hopefully fresh spears of a decent size next year!
Oops :oops: have to say I didn't realise really until after, it was still my second year with them... now they are indeed everywhere here too, Roger I think is cursing me next door, and maybe next door to him too! It is rather easy in dry weather though which has been useful of late.
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231172Post Peggy Sue
Sun May 08, 2011 12:38 pm

eh sorry that was meant for MMM- mouse problems I guess :)
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231199Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 08, 2011 6:05 pm

Don't worry, I think they are great - do you know they were even germinating in JANUARY? :shock: I'm all for 'free' crops whilst waiting for the ones you actually sow to grow. Plus they make a salad look really pretty. :flower:

I have a feeling there will be a lot of bemused :scratch: :dontknow: French people about Brittany in the future looking at the strange veg patches of les anglais. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

Post: # 231481Post Peggy Sue
Tue May 10, 2011 7:53 pm

Self seeding is wonderfully early to break all the rules... love anything that breaks the rules :) :) :)
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