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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Skinny bastards!

Way back in Autumn...
the totally wrong time to be doing it...
I planted out some asparagus crowns.

You may remember the post...Six fat bastards in one bed.
Now I wasn't being rude...
the variety of asparagus was Fat Bastard.
I also planted a purple variety.

Well...I know I will have to wait a couple of years before I can harvest any spears.  But I thought with a name with 'fat' in it would result in a little more than what has appeared in my asparagus patch this week.

How is that for pathetic?
I am about to load on some chookie poo and straw mulch.
I hope he doesn't have an eating disorder!

Maybe I will get a few spears next year!


  1. I think they are doing really well for a first year! you will just have to feed them up and make them fat.
    being wog mama myself I can give you lots of advice on how to do that!!

  2. Thats just the one that you leave to go all ferny Hazel...I wouldnt mind looking like that asparagus though....

  3. Patience is the key with Asparagus. It'll come good in the end, don't you worry. Just let those ferns spread out and gather some sun-energy.

  4. Maybe it's just a sophisticated spear?

  5. I don't want to gloat but I have wild asparagus growing everywherethrough my orchard and they are FAT bastards!

  6. I have never heard of fat bastard asparagus. I have Mary Washington and purple, and they do get fatter each year. I don't know if you are anywhere near the sea, but they love a mulch of seaweed...

  7. they were putting some salt on the asparagus patch on gardening Australia recently, seems strange but I might give it a go.


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