Thursday 26 April 2012

Missing: April Asparagus

You may remember that this time last year we were well into asparagus season, but where is it now? Asparagus seasonality is heavily reliant on soil temperature; if the soil is not warm it wont grow. Due to the recent April showers, the soil temperature has stayed low and are asparagus is only 1-2" above ground. There is also still a risk of air frost (which makes the spears translucent and inedible) and until this passes we cannot begin to harvest.
Not to worry, the late start will prolong the season and with an upturn in weather, we should have asparagus by the second week of May.

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