This is a journal, of sorts, of an organic garden in SW Michigan. It is also an opportunity for its writer to vent about much that ails her.
"Ut sementem feceris, ita metes." --Cicero
Ha. You must be weeks ahead of me. That lake effect thing works for you. I just checked yesterday and no spears in site. Soon though. garlic is getting big.
yum ... the asparagus will be ready to eat in no time. I am envious!
Hmmm. I guess I should be planning a trip down to my mothers in Illinois. The asparagus should be about ready there as well. Yummy.Then the morell mushrooms. Double yum.
Looks so good... I really may have to plant some of this soon. :)
Meredith, my garlic is getting obnoxious too. I have one set that's good bulbs and one set that I've let naturalize (and so I use the scapes and the greens, and of course green garlic). The "good" set is over a foot tall.Kate and Burdockboy, I LIKE asparagus, but it doesn't get my motor running like other garden goodies. It's their early novelty that gets me. And the hunt, too, for the wild ones. Morels, on the other hand...I think a trip is in order to the burned-out asparagus farm soon (in about a week or so. These are in a raised bed so of course they're ahead of the game.)Kim, you should try to grow some. The plants are really beautiful. In this spot in the garden (the center) the fronds grow so tall I have a chair placed below them to have a nice cool place to land. Even though it takes a long time (3 years to picking) and they're space-hogs, they've got lovely red berries and in general are quite beautiful.And Hank, yes, these little things do make me joyful.
I was thinking of you tonight as I made some asparagus for dinner. I didn't have anything to do with the production of them, however.I'd love to grow asparagus but I don't have the space and I don't think I can wait that long before I let 'em grow for eatin'.
Ah, man, that's beautiful...don't even need to saute that one. Tender, slightly crunchy and sweet. mmmm
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