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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. But I've never really noticed how pretty it can be in the autumn. In the spring, it's a welcome sight for snow-weary eyes. That first bit of green to be harvested from the garden is special.
But in the fall, it's transformed from slender stalks to shrub-like proportion... filled out completely and studded with red seed pods.
I started asparagus from seed once. It took months for the tiny black seeds to germinate and grow. I'm feeling lucky, so I think I'll bring a few of the red pods indoors and try starting the seeds for a new raised bed. Maybe I'll be able to find an eager little helper who'd like to play in the dirt with me.