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4/20/13 3:31 P

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The purple asparagus is called Purple Passion. You can usually find the roots on line and occasionally in seed catalogues. It is wonderful!!!! and its more than worth the little extra it costs.

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4/20/13 1:38 P

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We have all-green, skinny spears and the ones whose ends turn violet and are stout.

I'm sure when we first laid the patch, we inadvertently mixed them. Since they're grasses, the funny thing is the tastiest/prettiest are the ones that spread into the fence rows around the garden! You always cut the patch, then 'hunt' the fence rows:)


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4/20/13 2:26 A

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Yum, asparagus is my favorite. If you can find it, there is a purple variety that cooks green, and has very fat spears. I only have two plants of this variety that I dug up and moved from our previous home, ten years later those are still the best. I usually consume one before getting in the house. Very sweet and tender.

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4/18/13 9:30 A

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Today is supposed to be sunny and warm with highs in the 80s. Just came in from setting some rose bushes out that I got yesterday. They are really pretty. Got some strawberries set out yesterday also.

Hope everyone has a great day.

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4/18/13 8:37 A

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Oh, and our perennial/ herbs are up but only chives are thriving -- but they're very, very happy!

I took a brief walk in back and front last night (about a mile and half) along road/trail. Our Mayapples, Dogwoods and WASPS all came out yesterday! Not a lot of any of them but yesterday's INSANE heat must've popped them up!

It was 90F/ 30C -- this is not normal spring weather (and we had 14" of snow 2-3 weeks ago, lost track).

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4/18/13 7:00 A

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That sounds so good. Nothing like fresh lettuce to make a salad.

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4/17/13 11:41 P

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Congratulations! I planted seeds just a few days ago (our spring weather has been odd) and my mizuna, komatsuna, and lettuce are already sprouting. I'm excited to whittle my seedlings down when they're bigger, for baby green salads.

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4/16/13 12:35 P

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We just got about 15 sunchokes from the back yard and we discovered that our fiddleheads did survive the winter so we'll be grabbing some of those soon!

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4/16/13 9:00 A

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I put them in a smoothie cos what can you do with that?! ;p

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That is always exciting to get the new crops out of your garden. I'll bet they were good last night also. Happy gardening.

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4/15/13 8:44 P

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It is very exciting to see your garden start producing! It is still too early to plant even cold weather crops here, so it's nice to watch it unfold elsewhere.

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4/15/13 6:38 P

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I understand how you feel! I picked my first 2 spears about a week ago. Not much but a start and I savored every bite!

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exciting!

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4/15/13 5:36 P

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Happy asparagus to you!

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4/15/13 4:33 P

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This stand of asparagus is over 20 years old but it finally started coming up this year :)

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4/15/13 4:20 P

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Congratulations! Can't wait to get some fresh produce from my garden, but it is still too early for the things I have planted to start producing.

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Our late spring has finally produced something. Not enough to make a serving, let alone a meal but it's the first:

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(I didn't see asparagus, so I chose another green veg)

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