What are the pros? Tasty, easy, wonderful
What are the cons? Inconsistent size?
I started these from seed in 2012. I put them in a raised bed, in a windy location (I was advised not to, but it was the space I had). They took off. It began with small, thin as can be spears, but they kept coming and would grow into giant ferny fronds. I would cut away the dead after the first snow and add some more compost, Black Forest mulch, and nutrients to the soil. By 2014, I began to take a few of the thin spears to use in omelettes, and yes, they were producing prolific amounts of seed, and the fronds would become dense. In 2015 we began getting rather mature looking spears and so I harvested some more. This year (2016) we got beautiful asparagus - albeit inconsistent - some is thick and very mature looking, while others look like babies (I wonder if it has re-seeded on it's own). The taste is far superior to anything I would buy, though I have not tried blanching. So glad I took a chance.
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