Better late than never…
I really should have done this in November when the weather was kinder and I had more time off. Asparagus waits for no man, I have enough plants to feed a small army and don’t need anymore germinating around me so I am hoping for some luck.
You have to cut asparagus ferns back to ground level as soon as they begin to turn colour (yellow) otherwise ripe berries of the female variety will self seed and overcrowd your prize specimens in May.
It was pretty cold this morning but the sight of a Lincolnshire sunrise more than makes up for the winter chill. Looking around me it is hard to imagine plants and herbs in the summer sun, trees are bare, herbs have died off with only a bay tree and a few winter cabbages to provide colour and comfort.
There is still plenty to do, compost needs turning, beds to be dug and polytunnels to be cleared, so it’s going to be a busy New Year. I have begun to design next years herb garden and hot house for the chillies and Asian salads and next week shall construct a frame work for climbing wing beans and pea asparagus.