Finally with our Easy Garden Extension done this spring, we are planting Asparagus. Asparagus is a delicious perennial vegetable that requires it’s own spot to establish and grow. It does take some patience though, because you have to wait to harvest the following year. Hopefully, by next spring, we will be enjoying Asparagus fresh from our back yard garden.
Let me just say that I am a total newbie at this and had a hard time understanding the directions for planting on the back of the package. I am accustomed to digging a hole and putting a plant in. So, I turned to our followers on Facebook for some expert advice. Here is what they taught me:
- Be sure and dig the trenches with the mound inside.
- Spread the roots on the mound and cover with a couple of inches of soil.
- Plant a lot!
I was totally confused, especially when I opened the package and saw what looked like dehydrated Octopus, so getting this advise was really helpful. THANK YOU FACE BOOK FOLLOWERS!
Here is a picture of them coming up. It is hard to see them for the weeds that also came up. A gardeners work is never done. So, it is time to get rid of these weeds and take control! I found this very helpful article on Asparagus and weed control. Let’s just say that I am now on a mission to control the Chaos of Weeds in my garden with Straw. Slowly but surely, my garden will be covered in straw by the end of the summer.
The only option of weed removal that I have is to get them out by hand. I bought this nifty little Garden Seat – Rocker Seat because weeding was just killing my back. The rocker has really helped. Maybe I will do a post on that soon!
After a few hours of tedious weeding. We are finally VISUALLY weed free. However, I know that those little roots and seeds are still in that soil. So it is time to fight back! So off to Lowes goes the hubby for a few bales of straw.
Until next time, enjoy your back yard gardening or join us to read about our adventures in Calming The Chaos!