|(L) Asparagus growing in the garden. (R-top) Asparagus with duck egg for breakfast (R-bottom) Asparagus, pea, mint and goats cheese salad (not from our garden!)|
This article in the Telegraph Gardening suggests planting at least ten crowns to get a decent helping of spears each time. Had we known this when we first started our asparagus experiment three years ago, we would have put in quite a few more of these. Not only are these plants low maintenance, but the reward is well worth the wait. Asparagus is a perennial plant that will come back year after year, and can be harvested during the months of April through to June.
The variety seen here is "Connover's Collosal".