Before Rod ventured in with the riding mower set to it’s highest cutting level, we did several walks through finding fencing, boards with nails, and all sorts of other hidden surprises. During one of these walks a friend discovered seeded out asparagus. We began searching through the tall grass and found an entire row of plants! Who would have thought in amongst all that tall grass and weeds was such an edible delight!
I see this find as a good omen. Before we even started looking for land we made plans for the produce we would raise. Establishing asparagus beds that would supply us and our customers was one of the first things on our list. Our tasty discovery is supplying us nicely, but more is needed for our customers.
It’s been almost three years since we bought this place. Much of that time has been dedicated to repairs and improvements on the house, work shop, and lots of poultry infrastructure. This is the first year we’ve had the time to establish our gardens. First plantings this spring are five rows of asparagus (310 plants) and six semi-dwarf apple trees.
Our next “perennial edible” projects will be to expand on the raspberry hill (started with plants donated by my niece) and establish a small grape arbor in front of our solarium. Thanks goes out to our friend and fellow gardener Michael, for that last idea. 😉