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Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Asparagus, Cooking recipe, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus: The Food of Spring Depending on where you live, local asparagus is ready to buy and eat as early as February in the South and all the way until May in the North. Every time I go to the store and see fresh Asparagus, I get super excited, but then I struggle with find recipes that use it. I never like eating the same recipes over and over. I haven’t ever met a person who doesn’t love Asparagus, but in case you were on the fence, Asparagus is super healthy for you. It is very high in vitamins A and K and also contains vitamin C, E, fiber, protein, and thiamin. Asparagus is also low in calories and carbohydrates. Score! Just make sure you do not make your Asparagus soggy or overcooked because that saps the beneficial nutrients. Want to learn more about the amazing qualities of Asparagus? Click here to read some great additional information. Don’t forget, that Asparagus is a perennial vegetable and is quite easy...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Asparagus, Vegetables | 6 comments

How to Grow Asparagus

How to Grow Asparagus

Name: Asparagus **Planting asparagus is a wonderful investment for a gardener, though it also requires a lot of patience since you have to wait 2-3 whole years before you can harvest your first full crop. **However, since it is one of very few veggie perennials, it means your future looks bright –and green- from so much delicious asparagus for years to come.     Position: **In order to grow enough asparagus for a family of four, you need about 50 plants and thus about 250 square feet of land. If possible, the site should be sunny, though they will tolerate some shade (but then will be more susceptible to disease).   **It should be grown in its’ own plot section in the garden because the plants become so tall that they can easily shade plants growing next to them. However, in the first year, the ferns are not very tall yet, so you could plant some crops between the asparagus rows. In the other years, if necessary, you could...

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