Posted by: cosmicgarden | May 29, 2009

Mary Washington Improved Asparagus

Over the years some of the asparagus plants have disappeared.  They have been pounded by dogs and kids and extreme weather.  This year I got a good deal from Gurney’s and so got 20 additional 2-yr plants to fill in the asparagus bed.  Maybe by recording it here I will be able to remember what kind they are in a few years! For the life of me I can’t recall which kind it is that we have now.  We should be getting some for the grill any time now. Marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic and roasted on the grill—that’s THE best way to eat it! Soon….

Mary Washington Improved Asparagus Improved Yields from an Old-Fashioned FavoriteProduces heavier yields with tighter tips than the original. Emerald spears have the same superior flavor, reliability and extra-long cutting period.
Asparagus commands top dollar at the supermarket, but commercially grown spears never measure up to the delicate sweet flavor of homegrown. Garden asparagus is a bargain, too- plant it just once for annual springtime harvests for 20 years or more!
Resistant to some rusts and blights. Produces heavily for many years. 60 day cutting season. Noted for uniform size and gourmet flavor. Tighter tips and larger spurs.

Mary Washington Improved – 2-Year Heavy Grade

68093 – For each offer ordered, get 10 plants.

Mary Washington Improved Asparagus | Asparagus Plants from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery

~~update~~this was a few weeks ago.  The new asparagus is coming up and looking good, if skinny. 

I made a new bed on the other side of the fence. Originally I had just put down some straw trying to keep the weeds out of the fence and the grass from moving in to the asparagus. But it looked like a great place to put in some cucumbers. So I planted lemon cucumbers there, to trellis on the fence, then in front of them a row of Royalty Purple podded bush beans, with a row of dill in between.  I think it’s going to be pretty.

The last of the crimson clover seed went into the asparagus bed. I ordered more. It’s my new favorite.


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