Sunday, May 15, 2011

From the Garden

Aspergrass - that's what my sister & I used to call it - my grandma had a bed of asparagus the size of- well, the size of a single bed but maybe longer -

This is asparagus from The Shepherd's garden - and yes, those are quarters -

And, yes, it is purple...







It wasn't that it had been growing for a while - one of the bigger stalks (the one at the bottom of the picture) is only a day of growing!

But it was very tender and tasty - because I was cooking it with some (much thinner) stalks that I had bought at the grocery store, I decided to split each stalk in half - the cooked up very tender - in fact much more tender than the thinner stalks from the grocery store.

The shepherd thinks there will be one more little picking of about this much - he's got more growing in the greenhouse from seed - and some he planted last year in gallon pots. I'm thinking he'll be moving it all into the garden for coming year's production! Yum.

4 comments:

Franna said...

Yum! is right. The fat spears are the healthy ones - tender and succulent.

vlb5757 said...

We have been trying to eat any many asparagus as we can while they are in season here. Yours look fabulous! Wish I was there to help you eat them.

Kathy said...

My asparagus is coming in big and thick this year as well. Hmm...I wonder if that means something?
Yeah, yummy asparagus!!! ;)
Missed calling yesterday. I'll try your cell at lunch today.

sheepsclothing said...

I keep meaning to plant some aspergrass. Yours looks great!