I finally feel like it spring – our asparagus is up!
This asparagus was the first vegetable we planted when we moved into this house. I had just finished reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and I was inspired remove at lot of the perennials and plant veggies instead.
After looking for a local source (and not really knowing where to start) I finally ordered our asparagus crowns from Vesey’s. We have 8 plants – and they have all survived – which is amazing because the first year we planted them, a nefarious skunk or raccoon kept digging them up!
After 3 long years of waiting – this is the first year we get to sample our asparagus! I’m a little nervous about our first harvest – I don’t want to kill what I’ve waited so long for. This year we’ll take just a small harvest. our favorite way to eat asparagus is sauteed in olive oil with a tiny bit of kosher salt sprinkled on. It’s the quickest, easiest and tastiest way to eat asparagus that I have found to date.
I also have plans to companion plant strawberries with the asparagus this year. Since strawberries and shallow rooted and asparagus are deeply rooted – aparently they can live happily together in the same plot. Given our limited space – it’s worth a try!
What companions have you planted in your garden?