Do You Know What This Plant Is?

Turkey Tracks: July 1, 2021

Do You Know What This Plant Is?

Lordy! What happened to this plant is going on all over my gardens: Steve Solomon’s organic fertilizer as sold by KIS Organics. I found it was just easier to order some rather than trying to mix and store a batch myself. This plant is taller than me by quite a bit.

It is asparagus. And I got quite a few meals from this plant this year. The history of asparagus in the garden is that I planted a trench/row years and years ago—and the plants were not happy and did not thrive. Then a few plants appeared on their own—this is the story of my gardens—and began to thrive. So I let Mother Nature do the gardening.

Quilty/gardening friend Roxanne Wells sent some pics of her garden the other day. I thought you’d enjoy seeing them.


You may remember seeing pics of Roxanne’s gardens last year on the blog. Her gardens are beautifully conceived and executed—and so very different from mine—as are our quilts. She has been a real inspiration to me in both the endeavors we share. For sure! For one thing, as she writes to me about what she is doing outside in the early spring, it seems to be getting me outside earlier and earlier too.

The mulch crew came this week—and I finished the first pass of all the weeding. Now I’ll start back at the beginning in the endless fight with the Bishop’s Weed.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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