Everything you ever wanted to know about Asparagus

Less than 20 days to the Official Start of the Asparagus Season

If you are planting an asparagus bed you should be watching closely for that window of warm dry weather when you can get in the garden and get planting. Got any questions be sure to ask our expert. Not ordered your crowns yet? Get them on order.

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Bundles of fresh asparagus

Full of nutrition and tasting fantastic here you will find everything you could want to know about this healthy vegetable.

How to Cook It      

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Recipes                

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How to Grow it      

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Asparagus Facts    

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Festivals               

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Health Benefits    

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Need a little more idea to work out where to go first around this site? Read on for a brief taster:

      For Gardeners     

If you are already growing, or are thinking of growing asparagus take a look at these pages for hints, tips or full instructions :

  • Choose your plant variety
  • Where to locate your bed
  • Prepare the bed for planting
  • Planting time
  • Get your Planting right
  • Care for your plants
  • Harvest ? The BEST BIT!!!
  • Watch out for diseases
  • Control the Slugs and Snails
  • Ask our Expert

   Cooking Asparagus  

Cooking the spears is easy but follow our hints and tips on the various methods of cooking for best results and some different ideas:

  • Steaming
  • Microwave
  • Roasting
  • Grilling
  • Broiling
  • Blanching
  • Freezing 
  • Drying
  • Pickling

Recipes

There are so many ways to enjoy this delicious treat. Browse through our recipes and see what takes your fancy. Come back again as we are adding recipes all the time:

  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Juice
  • Quiches
  • Sauces
  • Dinner Party Recipes
  • Pasta Dishes
  • Grilled Variations
  • Casseroles
  • Unusual Recipes
asparagus quiche
Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce appetizer
Asparagus & Egg Salad
Smoled Salmon wrappd Asparagus Appetizer

Have trouble converting between grams, ounces, cups, centigrade and Fahrenheit etc? try our Conversion Charts

Do I need any Special Equipment?

Take a look at some of the day to day items and specially designed alternatives to make your life easier and your veg taste even better.

  • Fan steamers
  • Microwave steamers
  • Speciality upright steamer
  • Knives
  • Peelers

 Asparagus - Good for you?

Well its definitely full of nutrition, counts as one of your 5 a day and has a low glycaemic index.

  • The low down on nutrition
  • Glycaemic Index
  • Asparagus Extract
  • Cancer and Asparagus

     Asparagus Festivals      

We check out festivals around the globe with links to their sites and details of the dates of next years festivals as we hear about them:

  • England – Evesham
  • New England - West Brookfield
  • California - San Joaquin
  • German Festivals

All your Questions Answered:

We have been gathering all sorts of useful (and sometime useless!) facts about our favourite vegetable, we’ll keep adding to the list…..

  • What is it?
  • When is it in Season?
  • Why it makes your urine smell
  • White / Green/ Purple/ Wild
  • The Asparagus family
  • A History
  • Packet soup taste test
  • The canned vegetable
Around the World
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Peru

Ask An Expert - Your Asparagus Growing problems resolved

We pose your tricky questions to our expert to provide the answers to your asparagus growing problems.

Still not sure this Vegetable is for You?

If you have never tried cooking asparagus at home you really should. It is very easy to cook and is not that expensive. You will find it in most supermarkets virtually all year round. For best taste and least food miles buy it during the fairly short season in spring. (April - June in the UK). You will have to make your own mind up about imported vegetables and watch the quality for freshness.

White spears are very much the way to buy and eat this spring vegetable on the continent. Large quantities of canned product are sold in France, Germany and Spain.

Once you've found one way to enjoy it don't stop there, keep trying new recipes and you will love it too.

We hope you enjoy exploring our site. We love and eat all sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables and know that they are helping us stay healthy. We encourage you to do the same.

We are lucky enough to have tried a good few varieties of this tender green treat and we hope you will enjoy reading about what we have discovered.

A range of Varieties of Asparagus for tasting



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The easiest way to cook Asparagus!

All you need is a microwave a plastic Fish / Veg. Steamer and and our instructions.

Asparagus ready to cook in the microwave

Take look at some of our Interesting and Popular Pages


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Blanching Asparagus

Wellies and Tools ready for the garden
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Asparagus Store at Festival Asparagus Festivals

If you want the

Basics of how to cook fresh asparagus

start by looking at How to Cook Asparagus first for some background information on a range of cooking methods.


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