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Asparagus - How to Harvest

Updated on May 4, 2020

Rain then Heat

The first spring rains, along with the first hot day, will cause the asparagus to grow quite rapidly.

Asparagus loves heat

Isolate one stalk of asparagus
Isolate one stalk of asparagus
Take a sharp knife and slice the stalk just under the surface of the dirt at an angle
Take a sharp knife and slice the stalk just under the surface of the dirt at an angle
Snap off the hard root end
Snap off the hard root end
There is soft tissue. Retain it. Discard the cut end.
There is soft tissue. Retain it. Discard the cut end.
The inside
The inside
Save the stalk from the top to the break
Save the stalk from the top to the break

Repeat the above steps.

Our favorite way to eat it is with a little butter, soy sauce, a spoonful of Greek seasoned salt, and microwaved until tender. About 5 minutes on high.

Microwave 7 minutes

Butter, salt, pepper
Butter, salt, pepper
Butter, salt, pepper and cheese
Butter, salt, pepper and cheese

I purchased some plants, brought them home, loosened the dirt o. The end of my patch and transplanted them.

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      15 months ago from Minnesota

      Rajan Singh Jolly, thank you for your comment!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      15 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      I like this small tutorial. We do not get asparagus where we live so it was nice having a thorough look at it.

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      SmartAndFun 

      15 months ago from Texas

      Ha ha ha, years ago I mentioned in conversation to my mother-in-law that I liked asparagus, so she made some special for me at the next family dinner. That was so thoughtful of her! But it was the canned kind like you describe! I didn't want to be impolite but I just couldn't eat it after tasting that first bite. LOL.

    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      15 months ago from Minnesota

      :), SmartAndFun, thank you for your comment! I have had it in tinfoil, on the grill. My mother used to buy canned asparagus. Bleech! Then, she would mix it with cream of mushroom and eat it on toast. :(

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      SmartAndFun 

      15 months ago from Texas

      Oh, this is so cool. Fresh asparagus in your own back yard! I wonder if it is too hot to grow it in Texas? It is delicious. We like ours about the same way but lately have been throwing it on the grill (if we are already grilling meat). That little bit of char on asparagus is heavenly.

      I don't always leave a comment but enjoy reading about your cooking and home life experiences! I hope you're doing well!

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