Calvert – Asparagus roots and wildflowers

Calvert – Asparagus roots and wildflowers

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Last Friday marked the last day with the second graders. To commemorate the day¬†we planted some tomatoes andasparagus root stock which was donated by Sylmar High School’s Horticultural Program. In the featured image you can see the students digging trenches and laying the root stock horizontally. It takes a few years for the plants to become established enough to where you can harvest them regularly, but once they are established you get free stalks every spring! Until then, we let the plants grow tall and store as much energy as they can before the plant dies back at the end of summer.

In the image below you can see some of the wildflowers really starting to make the garden look like Spring.

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Until next week,

Farmer Jeff