Asparagus should not be cut or eaten for the first couple of years, I know it is tempting but the longer you wait, the stronger your plants will grow, and yes, of course we sampled along the way.
After a couple of years you can start to harvest a few spears which are cut off just below soil level, we use a old steak knife. Once mature you still can only harvest for a limited time, each season, some of the spears have to turn into the fern or it will die.
Asparagus can be eaten raw, very tasty, they taste like fresh peas or you can lightly steam or barbecue them.
Asparagus beginning to emerge from the soil, they grow fast, they will be ready to cut in just a few days, if they do not freeze.
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