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Oh Yeah Baby! It's On!

It's spring, and asparagus season is now official.

Early riser:

First spear harvested:

Get in my Belly!

250 plants total. 4th year. Should be awesome. There's a few more beginning to pop now.



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Awesome!

That's good looking asparagus! I'm going to try to plant corn all along the fence in my backyard this summer. But it is still so cold in Michigan! It snowed a decent amount in Detroit two days ago!! I can't remember it ever snowing this late in April before.

I'm jealous.

The goats, the Bermuda, and the neighbors horse got mine.

get in my belly... love it.

get in my belly... love it.

Maybe one day,

people will be posting their "green harvests" here on the DP.

Because.....gawd dammit, some of them are stunningly beautiful.

The purples....the reds....the yellows....the whites.....and, last but not least, the greens.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

My radishes and lettuce just sprouted

My peas are taking forever though. Of course its snowing right now, so I might have jumped the gun a bit :)

We have plants growing in

We have plants growing in random locations underneath telephone and power wires because long ago sone birds ate some then perched on a wire and pooped out a seed.

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Mike that first picture is awesome

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Spring is just exploding up out of the ground.

Plants are miracles.

They're magic machines, given to us by God.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I love the smell

of asparagus pee in the morning. Smells like...victory.

250 plants!

Wow, that is a whole lot of asparagus! I have four plants and on year three. What do you do with the excess, sell it, give it away or do you can or freeze it?

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We eat it a lot (with hollandaise, and other ways)

but I usually give / trade a bunch away. I never cared for canned store bought asparagus because it's pretty mushy, but the intent is to try to find a way to home can some of our own, without the canning mushy factor, or if unavoidable, just can some and bear with it.

Maybe home grown will make it less mushy... *and maybe Peter Pan will show up on the porch for a quick beer too*

I saw pickled asparagus at the market.

I wondered.

Free includes debt-free!

Indeed

I found 45 morels last weekend; a few more weeks for the asparagus.

I love it in an egg

I love it in an egg omelet.
Really brings the flavor out of the asparagutzi! Exponentially
With or without cheese.
http://homecooking.about.com/od/breakfastrecipes/r/blbreak30...

Get in my Belly!