Sunday, February 26, 2006

Winter Duties

During February's unseasonably warm days, I got motivated to prepare our asparagus bed for the tender shoots that will emerge in about a month. I cleared the weed growth inside the short pickett fence where I have the asparagus planted . The fence is made from red cedar and serves to keep small animals from digging in the fertile and loose soil. This will be the eighth season we should harvest this early spring vegetable. I created this bed by removing dirt to a depth of 12" and replacing it with rich top soil. I planted 3-year old crowns in order to get a yield sooner. My wife uses this ingredient in several recipes as well as steams them solo for a nutritious side dish.

Have a good day!

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