What Asparagus Likes Best
Making the Permanent Asparagus Bed
Insects and Diseases
What if the Bed is Not Producing Well?
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In the early spring when other fresh vegetables are unavailable how pleasant it is to have one of the tastiest vegetables ready to harvest. And it is reassuring to know that the harvest will continue each spring for years to come. A well-prepared asparagus bed in good soil should produce abundantly for up to twenty-five years. If you can be patient in the beginning you will be rewarded by a wonderful return for your labor.
A gourmet treat expensive when purchased (and never as fresh) asparagus can be grown in almost any garden where there is a cold or dry season to provide it with a dormant period. As a vegetable the versatile asparagus can be cooked in many ways and dried canned or frozen for off-season eating. Low in calories high in flavor each serving of four spears (sixty grams) contains only ten calories with two grams of carbohydrates and one gram of protein. Asparagus is a very good source of thiamin and a good source of vitamin A and riboflavin.
The asparagus plant is a beautiful addition to any location. Few garden sights are more attractive than early dew glistening in the feathery dark green foliage of the summer plants. In the fall the asparagus fern turns a bright yellow and when snow is on the ground the light brown brush bends high over the white.
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