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This news page will keep you up to date throughout the year with prompts for asparagus growers and news as asparagus comes into season. We'll also tell you when we add new recipes and generally keep you abreast of anything you might be intersted in on the asparagus front!

Jun 17, 2015

Readers Questions about Harvesting Asparagus

Our readers have lots of questions about harvesting asparagus. If we are in any doubt we call on our asparagus expert Jamie Petchell to answer so there are no questions not worth asking.

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Jun 17, 2015

Readers Questions about Planting Asparagus

Our readers have all sorts of questions about planting asparagus. Here we share our answers and those of our expert Jamie Petchell.

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Jun 14, 2015

Readers Asparagus Growing Questions Answered

Read the answers to asparagus growing questions posed by our readers and add your own comments

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May 31, 2015

Transplanting Asparagus - Want to move your established asparagus plants?

Here we discuss the issues associated with transplanting asparagus plants that are already established, how to when etc.

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May 31, 2015

Know What to Expect of Different Asparagus Varieties

What to look for from different asparagus varieties and a long list of options to choose from

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May 30, 2015

How to Plant Asparagus for Years of Successful Growing

Learn how to plant asparagus to ensure your plants thrive and you have 15-20 years of amazing asparagus crops

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May 25, 2015

Building our Asparagus Raised Bed

The second part of our Asparagus Planting Blog covers our preparation of an asparagus raised bed to give our asparagus abetter chance of doing well in our heavy soil

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May 09, 2015

Soups with Dehydrated Asparagus

Asparagus dries (dehydrates) very nicely. Each year I buy about 10 batches from the Farmers Market and dry about half of them by simply cutting them into

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May 07, 2015

All Our Recipes for Asparagus in one handy list

We list all our Recipes for Asparagus on one page so you can quickly scan down and see what take your fancy

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Apr 23, 2015

10 Things you Didn't Know About Asparagus

As we celebrate St Georges day and the start of the asparagus season here are 10 things you didn't know about asparagus

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Apr 21, 2015

A New Asparagus Bed Takes Shape

Follow our step by step guide as we create a new asparagus bed from scratch. Learn from our real life experience then be inspired and get your own asparagus patch started.

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Apr 19, 2015

Mail Order Asparagus / Asparagus by Post - farm fresh asparagus to your door

We bring you a range of suppliers providing a mail order asparagus service

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Feb 12, 2015

An Aphrodisiac for Asparagus Lovers

Only two days left until the most romantic day of the year, or so the marketing hype would have us believe. Valentines day is now an excuse to sell anything in a heart shape. I'll settle for a bunch of flowers sometime but probably not on the 14th unless I'm exceptionally lucky!

However, you might like to increase your dose of asparagus this weekend. Allegedly asparagus has aphrodisiac properties, so add it to your shopping list for an extra loved up weekend.

Don't believe me read on.....

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Feb 09, 2015

Asparagus Planting Questions answered Here

All your questions about planting and transplanting asparagus in one convenient place

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Feb 09, 2015

Buying Asparagus Plants & Seeds

Thinking of buying asparagus plants or seeds? We have been reviewing the market.

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Feb 07, 2015

Harvesting Asparagus Questions - Answers to all your queries

Read answers to many questions about harvesting asparagus or put your query to us and our expert advisor

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Feb 07, 2015

Ask the Expert - Put your Asparagus Growing Questions to our Resident Expert

Find answers to frequently asked asparagus growing questions or test our expert with your more obscure asparagus growing problems

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Feb 06, 2015

Asparagus Etiquette and Stylish Serving

Be sure to keep to asparagus etiquette when enoying your favourite vegetable and serve it with style.

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Feb 06, 2015

West Brookfield Asparagus Festival

Local resident Ruth Lyons tells us all about West Brookfield Asparagus Festival

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Feb 06, 2015

Stalking Diederick's Asparagus - A local History from West Brookfield

Read a fascinating local history from West Brookfield MA about Diederick's asparagus written by a local resident

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Jan 17, 2015

Asparagus Companion Plants for a Bumper Vegetable Crop

Tomatoes are said to be great asparagus companion plants as are basil and parsley what else do you need to know?

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Jan 01, 2015

8 New Year's Resolutions for Asparagus Lovers

Time to make your new year's resolutions - here are 8 unusual resolutions you won't regret making especially designed for Asparagus Lovers

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Dec 30, 2014

Asparagus Season - too good to miss

We are always counting down to the next asparagus season, unless of course we are enjoying making the most of it

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Dec 22, 2014

A History of Asparagus back to Roman Times

Grown and enjoyed by ancient civilisations the History of Asparagus is worth a read

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Dec 22, 2014

What is Asparagus? We answer this question and tell you more

People ask the question "What is Asparagus" with different perspectives here are the answers for gardeners, cooks, consumers, scientists etc.

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Dec 22, 2014

Holiday Appetizer Ideas

Are you still sorting out your holiday catering? Appetizers need to be quick and easy. We have several recipes that will turn asparagus into a great starter on the big day.

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is really easy and always a winner. Any of your willing helpers can lay the prociutto out on plates as you are steaming (or grilling) the asparagus then pop a few stalks on top of the laid out prosicutto, add a blob of butter and get the helper to help you roll then up into parcels. Easy Peasy.

We do the same with smoked salmon as well which is also a winner.

Happy Holidays

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Nov 29, 2014

Bought some Asparagus - not sure how to cook it?

Sometimes you spot something at the supermarket that you've always fancied, or something you've eaten in a resatuarnt. Next thing you know its in your trolley at the checkout and then sitting in the refrigerator saying "how are you going to cook me then?" .....

If this is you this holiday and you bought asparagus take a look at our How to Cook Asparagus pages for some really easy ways to prepare this vegetable that will impress family and / or friends.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous follow the links through to Asparagus Recipes for lots more ways to incorporate asparagus in your weekends menu.

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Nov 24, 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas

If you've been thinking of growing asparagus and if like me your parents / partner / children have been asking what you've got on your christmas list why not get them to help you get started. Planting an asparagus bed is setting something in motion that will give you years of pleasure (and you'll be able to share your produce with the gift giver). You might ask for the cost of the crowns, or a contribution in kind to getting the bed dug over.

Read up on what is involved here first and then see who'd like to help you out.

Good luck and wactch out for more gift ideas over the next few weeks.

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Feb 27, 2014

Roasted Asparagus Recipes - recipes to make the most of this delicious vegatable

Roasted Asparagus Recipes - an assortment of tasty recipes

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Feb 15, 2014

British Asparagus Festival 2013

A look at what went on at the British Asparagus Festival 2013 including links to galleries with photos and video of the event.

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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.

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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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