Newest Review: ... quite impatient, and so couldn't be bothered to grow my own and then wait the three years until I could harvest them. They looked pretty e... more
A really easy to grow and unique plant for your garden.
Member Name: KatieNeish
Advantages: Tasty, unique and easy to grow.
Disadvantages: Must be harvested when very small otherwise they are too stringy to eat.
I had never heard of this before, but spotted it when I was browsing the seed section at my local garden centre. I love asparagus, but I am quite impatient, and so couldn't be bothered to grow my own and then wait the three years until I could harvest them. They looked pretty easy to grow, and I was willing to try. Like most of my seeds I prefer to plant them in 9cm pots inside/in a propagator to give them a boost in life. Pop two seeds in the soil about 13mm down, and pull out the weakest one. When they get about 10cm pop the in a cold frame to harden them off and then plant in the ground, around a cane wigwam. They will need tying up to the canes. Pods should start to develop from june onwars, but make sure you harvest them when hey are 2.5cm long or less, otherwise they will be really stringy. Steam them, and then enjoy the lovely taste of asparagus in a pea.
Summary: Such a unique plant, and flavour. I would recommend them to anyone!
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