I spent a lot of time mulching the garden today. My cat has been using my raised beds as a litter box… again… and is uprooting my freshly planted cabbage.
So, in hopes of discouraging her destructive behavior, I heavily mulched around my cabbage plants with wood chips. I’m hoping she won’t like the texture of the large chunks underneath her paws. I also mulched around my broccoli with chicken coop bedding.
But while I was working, I took a moment to examine my asparagus bed. I was so excited when I discovered that there are actually asparagus spears coming out of the soil! They’re growing!!
These were the plants I started from seed last Spring. Since this will be my first year harvesting from them, I’ll need to do so sparingly.
I’m so excited!!! We don’t ever eat asparagus because it’s so expensive to buy, but I’m hoping our kids will enjoy it.
Do you grow asparagus? Have any harvesting tips to share?
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.