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Asparagus picking...
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WallSal55    Posted 05-08-2002 at 07:21:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sunday, went asparagus hunting, found enough
for a meal. Microwaved it, adding a little diet
margarine and Velveeta towards the end. Anyone
fix it differently or with seasoning? It's time
today to go check for a second picking, or if
the asparagus is done for the year. (IL)

Old Sarge    Posted 05-08-2002 at 14:20:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had some fer supper. Only cost $.99 a lb up at Wally World. Just one serving tho. Miz Sarge informed she had ta keep the rest fer the granddotter coming on Friday fer the weekend. That child could eat 10 lbs at one setting.

Tom A    Posted 05-08-2002 at 10:18:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Guess I just never looked hard or in the right places, but I've never seen aparagus growing wild.
Wished I had. I put in my own bed of it last spring and am just getting my first light cuttings off of it.

We've always eaten it with either butter or lemon sauce, but we just discovered that it is great raw...I've started adding it to sandwiches instead of lettuce.

Jim(MO)    Posted 05-08-2002 at 13:38:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Haven't you all heard about this guy that went around the country a couple hundred years ago planting asparagus. Ronnie Asparagusseed was his name I think. Had a cousin named Johny.

Seriously, drive around the back roads in this area and you'll see little bits of cloth tied to fence wire. Heh, heh, been known to poach a few.

Salmoneye    Posted 05-08-2002 at 13:01:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It has gone 'wild' all over Vermont from birds dropping whole seeds.
The salt used on the roads here is what makes the ditches especially good for growing asparagus...

Manitoba    Posted 05-08-2002 at 08:16:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a Colorado low comming in this afternoon so there goes the asparagus again...I guess I'll have to settle for the stuff from Californie with a light cream sauce....mmmm

Salmoneye    Posted 05-08-2002 at 07:59:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I take a drive in the early mornings and pick along the sides of the road here.
'Wild' stuff has not started here yet.
In my ten mile loop I can get 12-15 lbs in an hour or so.
I lightly steam till done (and you have to know when, hard to tell anyone) and then a pat of real butter and a pinch of salt.
The Girl and I can eat 2 lbs in a sitting.

I love free food...

WallSal55    Posted 05-08-2002 at 12:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
The previous owner told me where to look for
asparagus on our property. I wonder if she started the plants herself. I know she did the ones by the house, but they're gone now. I was also told that long, long ago, farmers in this area used to plant asparagus as a crop! So, it pays to drive around the nearby roads where these fields once existed and find the plants along the road banks. The folks in their 70's
know where to look, so I see who's pulled over
on the side of the road at the end of April. You
know they're after the asparagus. (Morels if
near the woods, etc.)

bob    Posted 05-09-2002 at 18:37:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
here in Ia. the farmers have used so much weed spray that all the wild stuff is gone years ago when first married we could get enough to freeze for winter

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