Asparagus is promise for tomorrow, taking a couple of years after planting the crowns to have tender stems for the table. Today I made that promise with 40 crowns, split between Purple Passion, one i have grown before and Jersey Supreme Giant a variety that had great reviews and is from the region.
I planted the crowns alternating between the purple hued Passions and the standard green Jerseys for an attractive growing season.
My LI garden will be more deconstructed than any previous one, with containers, annuals and permaculture being spread across a very large back yard. Because the season for harvesting asparagus is relatively short, because it is basically permaculture, with just a little tidying needed in spring and fall, and because it gets a bit shaggy looking after the harvesting season is over and the stalks area allowed to grow out, they got the beds furthest from the house, but with a lovely view of the canal where it will helpfully blend in with the decorative grass until I tidy it up each fall.
Roughly 24 months to go…