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This will mean nothing to 99% of you but look!

Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetables


Such a favourite that three years ago on a strange whim (which may or may not have had something to do with being pregnant and borderline nuts) and slightly urged on by my Dad, I decided to start an asparagus bed


What you need to know about an asparagus bed is that you order the crowns, plant them and then you have to wait THREE YEARS before you can harvest a single spear of the stuff


You have to lovingly build up the bed, fertilise it, protect it from the ravages of chickens and deer and you do this for YEARS before you even get a chance to taste anything


There have been times over the last three years when I have wondered if this was a good idea, if I should use that bed for something else or if I was engaged on some particularly crazy endeavour


But then look what I found this weekend!  Yes, it may be only one reasonable sized spear but there are more coming and this time I get to eat it!


Next Saturday will be the inaugural Muddling asparagus tasting – it may be the smallest tasting every but it’s going to be enjoyed – this has been 3 years coming!



p.s. one day I will get my iPhone to focus on the right thing rather than my pretty wheelbarrow in the background…

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