Every year, I look forward to asparagus season more than words can express.
But, this year something really special happened: I’ve actually planted my own asparagus bed! I ordered asparagus crowns (roots), which look like octopuses with skinny legs, and dubiously planted them in a raised bed, following the instructions to the letter.
I wasn’t sure that they would come up, but not two weeks later, my baby asparagus are popping out of the ground with gusto.
And even though I won’t be able to harvest from my asparagus patch for two years, when I see those frisky stems emerging from their bed the wait seems well worth it.
In the meantime, I’ll get my fresh spears from one of our local farmers markets and make today’s exotic and massively flavorful salad as many times as I can before the season has passed.
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