The thing that intrigues me most, right now, is my semi-pathetic asparagus bed. I’ve been wanting to plant asparagus for years, but until this spring I didn’t manage to get around to it. I love the idea of a vegetable that you plant once and harvest for decades. Are there others? Well. . . sort of. Rhubarb, but is that a vegetable or a fruit or just something else entirely? Horseradish, but who eats much of that? There may be others, but asparagus is the main one. When I finally got around to it, most of the crowns made plants, but it’s still a work in progress.
A few weeks ago I was wondering – at the same time that I was watching my colleagues, Phil and Jon, cover the roof of our house with solar electric panels – why I’m so psyched about the asparagus bed.