No! Towards the light Mr Asparagus, towards the light!

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If you follow me on Facebook I posted first light of Mr Asparagus on April 28. That is a full week before I’ve seen one in my garden. Today I go to measure my asparagus (it’s a guy thing), and he seems to be retreating back into the earth. Come back! It’s a sunny day! In a week all your pals are going to be popping out of the ground and into the pan.

In a case of the early bird not getting the worm that damaged asparagus (behind little stiffy) was likely the first up but I used an iron rake to clear the leaves a week ago and must have whacked it right in the cojones (that would be the apical meristem.)

5 thoughts on “No! Towards the light Mr Asparagus, towards the light!

    1. It was nice to see you too EJ. We have 50% green asparagus and 50% purple. That one poking out is a purple. To make white asparagus you have to use deep mulch or black plastic to keep the shoot from seeing any sunlight. That early riser looks white because it just appeared.

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  1. Thanks Paul! The best kind and boy do they taste good juice with a tad butter, nice drink too grew wild by our fence line! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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