Today’s wise investment is tomorrow’s effortless bounty. Perennials in the garden can produce and produce—so long as you put in the work upfront.
Considering adding asparagus to the garden? Provide rich soil, the right pH and adequate drainage and you should have spears for years.
Whether thin and delicate, fat and green, or white with purple shadings, asparagus poking up through its protection of straw is a sure sign of the oncoming growing season.
Photo by Judith Hausman Asparagus and snow peas look beautiful (and delicious!) against pink shrimp. Our garden group had preferred sugar snap peas hands down, but as our first vines started to flower lavender and purple, we realized that those wily yellow and purple snow peas had gotten themselves planted somehow. No matter — the […]
Photo by Rick Gush White asparagus is mostly grown in Germany, but I can find it here in Italy just fine. One of the things I love about the Internet is that it is full of lies, but it is also a great place to do research. So good, that I’ve gotten rid of all […]
I’m checkin’ something off the to-do list, and it’s a big ticket item—how I love it when that happens! I spent yesterday building raised beds and planting my asparagus in them. The lumber for the raised beds has been sitting in the garage since autumn, so it’s nice to have the project completed …