A very tasty Spring crop where you eat the new shoots that emerge from the soil.
Asparagus can be grown from seed, but it is easier to plant one-year-old dormant plants, known as crowns. Dig a 30cm trench 20cm deep, dig in well rotted manure, make a ridge along the centre of the trench and place the crowns over the ridge 30cm apart. Cover the crown with 5cm od soil. do noe pick any shoots in the first year.
shoots appear in the spring, start cutting when the stems are 12cm tall, cut with a serrated knife about 5cm below the soil. Stop harvesting about mid June.