Category Archives: Asparagus

The asparagus is growing!



The asparagus bed I started this year has started to produce more spears.  I am going to take this as a good sign as I am not sure we planted the asparagus crowns correctly on reflection.

I have since found this excellent guide from the BBC that tells you exactly how to do it, click here.  I can not collect any of the spears this year and will be lucky if I get a harvest next year.  Really I think it will be two more years before I am able to reap the rewards of my efforts.


The sprouting mix is ready!


The sprouting mix is ready and I have made it into hummus and sprouting mix sandwiches.  I can confirm it is delicious!!!

The hummus is home-made from a recipe out of  “A Taste of Turkish Cuisine“.  I have made it several times now and really enjoy it.  Chickpeas were included in the sprouting seed mix and I am now wondering if you can grow chickpeas in this country as we certainly eat enough of them!!  Although they are really cheap to buy.

I like growing things at the allotment which are quite expensive to buy in the shops, hence this year I have created a permanent planting bed for asparagus. I’ve planted 10 crowns and hope to have a small harvest next year although really they won’t do much until the third or fourth year.