We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Friday, March 23, 2012

What's Up For This Weekend

Gardening paradise for this weekend should be the priority. I will be out and about looking for more asparagus crowns and would love to know what your favorite is??

Here are resources for the crowns

  1. Jersey Asparagus Farms, Inc.
    R.D. 5, Box 372
    Newfield, NJ 08344
    (609) 358-2548
  2. Nourse Farms, Inc.
    Box 485 RFD
    South Deerfield, MA 01373
    (413) 665-2658
  3. Daisy Farms
    91098-60th St.
    Decatur, MI 49045
    (616) 782-7131
  4. Krohne Plant Farms
    Rt.6, Box 586
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (616) 424-3450
Furthermore Ohio State recommends:

Select the new all-male hybrid asparagus varieties such as Jersey Giant, Jersey Prince, and Jersey Knight. These varieties produce spears only on male plants. Seeds produced on female plants fall to the ground and become a seedling weed problem in the garden. Female plants also have to expend more energy to produce the seeds that decreases the yields of asparagus spears on female plants. The all-male hybrids out-yield the old Mary Washington varieties by 3 to 1.

I certainly did not know all of this and have found this helpful. I will also transplant lettuce and onions and plant Swiss chard seeds. Plus, I will have to get some exercise weeding.

On Sunday we hope to go  to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens to take pictures of the 100,000 tulips that have popped up. It is a spectacular show.

Have a happy weekend gardening!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great weekend with the zoo and flower show. Enjoy!