First spear of spring

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hasbeans

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First spear of spring
« on: April 15, 2018, 12:08 »
I've sighted the first asparagus spear breaking ground and the first earlies are up too.  YAY!
Thought i'd post something positive about weather/growing!

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Re: First spear of spring
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 17:50 »
Well done on the Asparagus, must check my patch this week. Hopefully the warm weather will get it going strong. Rhubarb is really into it's stride now, currently have rhubarb cake, crumble and more rhubarb sat in a bag waiting to be frozen :D

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Re: First spear of spring
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 14:14 »
Got 4 spears coming through, should be eating Asparagus by the weekend! :) :)

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Re: First spear of spring
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:51 »
First spear popped it head above ground yesterday and was promptly snapped off and eaten on the spot :D, rhubarb is going mad and already giving it away. Just removed black plastic to find earlier poking their way through. They've got a shift on, as when I had a furtle last week they looked unchanged from when I planted them.

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Re: First spear of spring
« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:23 »
10 spears now, nice thickness too.  I planted 2 year old crowns early spring last year and all the ferns were pencil thick at best, some look 3 times the thickness this year.  Intending to harvest for about a month this year, hopefully get away with it as the crowns a a year older.
All the spuds are up now, peas,beets and carrots appearing too.  Not doing so well with the tender stuff indoors, had a few toms and cukes die.  Can't win em all...



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