The old asparagus plant that was planted three years ago is now over six feet tall as is the rhubarb. Only a few spears were cut in its second year and this year we harvested over twenty spears. The point of letting the asparagus go wild in its third year is to allow the long stalks and buds to transfer nutrients to the roots which will improve yield for forthcoming years.
The new asparagus bed, in which twenty roots were planted on May 1st, has been filled now that the roots have sprouted and grown into six-inch high plants.
And finally, the spuds which we planted on May 1st, are flourishing. It was recommended to us by a local farmer to plant potatoes, as they grow really well in this area at this elevation of 2400 ft.