The Canning Season always starts with Asparagus. It's the first vegetable to come up and the first to be put in the freezer. We have 2 Asparagus beds. The oldest we dug up plants out of an old fencerow and made a bed probably 12 years go. It gets fresh compost every year and is still going strong and many times with spears as big as your thumb. The second bed is of newer plants that were purchsed. It has never done as well as the plants we dug. Maybe just the variety. The only problems we have ever had with our asparagus is keeping the deer and neighbors out of it. It seems to always start around spring turkey season and crappie fishing time : ) This year I want to try pickling some in addition to putting it in the freezer.
Blessings from The Holler
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