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 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.