My first edible asparagus spear.
Well my second actually, you see the two Isa Brown chooks have taken to flying out of their provided accommodation and destroying the garden (I'm sure these girls don't understand the meaning of a shortened life span) along with the very first edible asparagus spear.
Not much you can do with one asparagus spear so I just chopped it up and added it to my scrambled eggs.
Very yummy too thank-you very much.
In the meantime the purple asparagus I ordered from Diggers club arrived.
I'm up to my eyeballs in assignments and study atm but I hope to sneak out a bit later this arvo and plant them out.
Maggie Beer from Gardening Australia magazine claims the purple asparagus sends out less spears but they are fatter.
I guess I'll have to wait 12 months and let you know.
FWIW, I wrote this with one hand while waiting on the phone to the Australian Tax Office.
And I'm still waiting.