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1 Supper Tonight on Thu May 14, 2015 6:48 pm

Farmer Bob

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Ok...rather pleased. Tonight we are having very fresh home grown roast chicken and Asparagus that I harvested out of the garden minutes ago! cheers I"m just all pleased because this is my first harvest of the Asparagus crowns I planted 2 years ago.

2 Re: Supper Tonight on Thu May 14, 2015 9:29 pm

mirycreek

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yes a great feeling! nothing like fresh greens in spring time and roast chicken is always good especially your own

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3 Re: Supper Tonight on Fri May 15, 2015 7:34 am

IzzyD

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Mmmm I love fresh asparagus

4 Re: Supper Tonight on Fri May 15, 2015 7:35 am

IzzyD

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Growing your own food is very rewarding

5 Re: Supper Tonight on Fri May 15, 2015 4:16 pm

Jonny Anvil

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How was dinner? Very Happy

I enjoy growing my own veggies and planting a garden each year. Speaking of which, I am hoping to plant before Tuesday.

Has anyone had tried to grow asparagus in containers?



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6 Re: Supper Tonight on Sat May 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Farmer Bob

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Well...I must admit that dinner was a little disappointing...the chicken was great...but I let some of the asparagus get too big and it was "woody". Evil or Very Mad I don't know that Asparagus grown in containers would make it through the winter...unless you brought the containers in.

7 Re: Supper Tonight on Mon May 18, 2015 6:26 am

CynthiaM

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Awe, that is too bad, try again, only get younger ones. When I cook asparagus I bend the stalk and where it breaks is what is the tenderest part. The other part, which is more tough can be used, but I like to only cook the most tender part. Asparagus would only do well in a very large pot. Those root crowns are enormous. When we moved up from the coast to the Okanagan, I lost about 100 five gallon pots of perennials I had so carefully dug up, potted and moved. Only a few of them made it through the first winter. Too cold, probably the sudden change and being in pots over winter. Asparagus was included in this. I lost about 20 crowns, sigh....lessons learned. It is OK though, I really don't have room for all the perennials anyways, but yes, plants in pots don't weather well with extreme cold I think. I would not try with asparagus. We get very cold here in winter and we have lots of asparagus farms around. You could grow it inground I am sure where you live. Have a beautiful day, CynthiaM.

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