The 2010 asparagus is enormous. I guess we have the manure to thank for that. It's taller than me and has beautiful, thick stalks. I'm so excited about the first harvest next year!
The 2011 asparagus is growing strong. It won't be harvested until 2013. I still have to finish mulching between the rows, and I have a lot of weeding to do in there.
Also growing in the asparagus field, we have our sweet potatoes. I put in 200 slips, and they look great so far. Sweet potatoes are a staple in this house, and harvest day is a true celebration. So, we're impatiently waiting for October to come.
The top of the row is freshly mulched.
I mulched the bottom of the row weeks ago.
We'll store the roots in the basement. They did very well in there last year. We only planted 100 slips last year, and we ran out of potatoes several months ago. I hope 200 will be enough. If not, we'll go for 300 next spring. We are so fortunate to have the space to accommodate our obsession.