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Old 11-06-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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A bit of warning, though. If you grow your own Vegies and fruit, you can ruin your taste for store bought.

My family loves asparagus, so I planted 100 plants. ( I highly recomend the purple passion asparagus from Nourse Farms). We feasted every spring.

Except, we have moved. I bought asparagus from the store and it is so different in flavor, we didn't finish eating it. Asparagus has been ruined for us until I can get more planted. Store bought is awful when you are accustomed to fresh home grown.

Store bought tomatoes are inedible if you are accustomed to home grown.
Yes, I agree about both. I think just about any produce item you can grow yourself is tastier because it is fresher. We bought 100 bare root plants 2 years ago and planted them in raised beds with lots of organic matter. Wow, I was giving it away this year.

Tomatoes we have to grow in the greenhouse due to end blossom rot here in the damp PNW.
Asparagus has a long season, too. And, it’s perennial so you dong have to replant every year. Make sure you get the correct cultivation information for your climate.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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I planted Lemongrass at my old place. They grew over 6 feet tall. When is a good time to harvest them without being old & stalky?
I just harvested mine and split the root in half. I think any time is a good time where I am anyway, not sure about you. Then I replanted them in the same spot with half or 1/4 or the original root.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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........... Wow, I was giving it away this year. ..........
I would freeze my excess asparagus. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Quickly blanch, plunge into cold water to stop the cooking. Freeze and then use all winter to add to stir fry. It's not fresh asparagus, but it is still pretty darn good.

I used the vacuum pack to freeze asparagus in single use packs.
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Old Today, 07:27 PM
 
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Whatever ripens earliest will be especially welcome after the long winter. Try sweet peas and Bibb lettuce, for a couple of delicious, versatile, early ripening favorites. Bibb lettuce does well in greenhouses, but can be started indoors or outside. St Patrick's Day is the traditional day to plant peas, but consider your location and climate.

Later, add whatever you like -literally.
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