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:)
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.
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).
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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