The first 12 months, it is best to let the asparagus develop and bloom to a pleasant, reed-like maturity with out harvesting it. This ensures bountiful harvests within the years to come back. It’s a small worth to pay for a vegetable that grows yearly with out a lot work in your half (aside from weeding). Once the spears are 5 to six inches excessive, reduce them off with a pointy foraging knife and eat them instantly. This is when the spears have their final sweetness and taste.
If you’ve got by no means tasted asparagus straight from the backyard, you actually have not tasted asparagus!