• Vegetable gardening

    Harvesting the first asparagus!

    Apart from the vegetable garden and orchard, the previous owners of our home left us something else: an asparagus bed! If you’ve seen my instagram pictures you might have seen it already. It started a few weeks ago with the first asparagus head showing itself above ground – and by now there were around 10! Some were starting to become green, so it was about time to harvest them. We tried two different techniques to get them from the ground; digging them out and cutting through the ground as deep as you can to cut the stem. First we tried the method most asparagus farmers seem to use; cutting through…