Monday, 14 March 2011

starting an asparagus bed

long term project: starting an asparagus bed.
the crowns take, probably 2 years to settle in and then keep going for up to 20 years.

they look like aliens

first you dig a trench into which we added some compost and some rock dust

then you make a ridge along the centre of the trench
then you spread the roots of the alien asparagus crown either side of the ridge, like this:

then you sit back and admire your new asparagus bed, carefully fill the trench back in

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and wait ...

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