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My Asparagus Thinks It Is Spring

In 2010, the first year of this blog, my asparagus started sprouting in the last week of September.  I looked back in my gardening diary that goes back over 25 years and couldn’t find an asparagus pick earlier than September.  In 2011, it was mid-September.  In 2012, we were eating asparagus by late August.  In 2014 it was mid August.

This year, well, here it is not even the last week in July yet and here we are, eating asparagus.

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  • Peggy July 23, 2016, 8:10 pm

    And it’s getting later each Autumn that it dies back enough to cut it down.

    I’ve been reading up about how asparagus is managed in areas where it doesn’t go dormant, ever; just in case.

  • Jude Wright July 24, 2016, 7:49 am

    The true cost of climate change. Evidence is hard to see when it takes 25 years to gather isn’t it.

  • Bev July 24, 2016, 12:41 pm

    I picked a few spears the other day, too and I’m in Melbourne. Unreal! Never before in July.

  • Katie July 24, 2016, 3:29 pm

    I don’t know what Summer is going to be like this year. It was 31.4 C on the Sunshine Coast yesterday – much cooler today but what a crazy non winter we are having. I don’t hold out much hope for getting any heads on my broccoli!! Wondering if I should plant snake beans now rather than wait – who knows.

  • Bev July 27, 2016, 12:07 am

    Mother Nature is so confused these days and it seems that what we used to know for sure doesn’t really hold true any longer. Climate change in evidence and to me, it’s worrisome!

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