Who are we?

We have been enjoying asparagus since before we can remember.

My husband and I (Mike and Sue) live with our daughter Emma in rural Worcestershire a famous asparagus growing region.

My husband retired from a career as a telecommunications and electrical engineer (very young!) a few years ago and has been working on restoring our house ever since. I work for our company EZH Limited as an accountant but I have a background, albeit a while ago, in the food industry where I started life working for Cadbury's. I worked in their research department and factory as an engineer! Yes I ate a lot of chocolate!

Our home is a converted, half timbered 15th Century farmhouse with two round 16th Century Hop Kilns attached. We nearly have it as we want it now but it seems to need continuing tender love and care to stop it from leaking!!

Our garden is built on really heavy clay soil with a lot of big pieces of Malvern stone thrown in. Actually to call it soil would be kind! Without getting a pickaxe to it the deepest I have managed to dig is about 4-6" deep so we are not ideally situated to growing asparagus. As a result I grow lots of things in tubs and have been digging compost into all the beds I have to try to make them a bit deeper.

We are a very fit and active family doing lots of competitive canoeing (read kayaking if you are American!) training nearly every day and also enjoy windsurfing when we are on holiday. As a result we don't spend hours planning what we eat but we do like to eat tasty healthy food. Asparagus fits into this category really well and we do eat a lot of it!

We have always enjoyed reading and learning, so whatever we didn't already know about asparagus we have learned about in detail from a variety of different sources. We have used the most reputable sources we can find such as the Royal Horticultural Society, National Asparagus growing associations etc. We have looked for scientific back up and a consensus from reputable sources before treating any new found knowledge as worthy of passing on.

So no, we are not scientifically proven asparagus experts but we have done all the reading around and information gathering for you so that you will find everything you wanted to know about aparagus in one place. If there is something you wanted to know that we haven't written about please get in touch with sue@asparagus-lover.com and we will do the research and include the information on our site.

My husband and I are the Company Secretary and Sole Director of EZH limited our family business which owns this site.

Our aim is for this site to tell you whatever you need to know about asparagus and provide lots of tasty recipe ideas. We hope you enjoy our site and that we are meeting our aims

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