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More asparagus

August 4, 2010
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Asparagus likes water. Asparagus likes sun.

DUH.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect as my first year asparagus bed progressed through the summer; I guess I assumed the spears stopped coming up by the end of June and then the expanded “fern fronds” just absorbed sunlight all summer to fuel next years growth.

In the mid July asparagus post I commented on the sudden appearance of new, stout spears after the mini drought broke for a while. The earlier spears were full “ferns” by then and apparently had been doing good solar panel work on behalf of the crowns. Given a little water and the boost from the earlier growth, these spears really took off.

They are growing up now- in fact, the furry bed is taller than me in some places now (not that that is particularly tall).

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