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YES! YES! YES! The wild asparagus are back!

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I wrote about them last year, when I got at least 40 or so spears of asparagus that keep coming up under my crepe myrtle. Saturday there was nothing there. Today. I found four spears in various lengths.

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One white one buried in mulch. It will turn green as it emerges. Two more deep in the mulch although one looks a little ragged like something decided to chew on it. Maybe the bunnies.

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Today’s rain was welcome as it is nourishing my garlic, my herbs, my greens and these wild plants. Oh, and the tulips. I am lucky that the animals ignore them. I guess having a yard with clover, dandelions, chick weed and whatever else out there keeps them happy and away from my flowers. As I have said often, I am loving spring time.\

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About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

2 responses »

  1. Wild asparagus! How lucky you are. My babies are also providing a handful (5-8 a day) of tasty goodness from my community garden plot. Unfortunately, or not, they don’t seem to make it home. Makes for a healthy snack on the short ride home.

  2. foodundercontrol

    Such a wonderful little surprise, and great shots of them as well. I hope to get out foraging this year. It’s handy that it’s happening in your backyard!


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