While the air was still crisp we pulled on our gumboots and buttoned up our woollens, the time had come for us to plant our asparagus crowns.
We'd spent a week or so discussing the perfect location, researching companion plants and root disruption and waiting for the soil in our new garden beds to settle.
To plant asparagus crowns you make a little mound at the bottom of a trench (i've read varying opinions- from 25 to 75cm deep). Sit the roots of the crown on top of the mound and let it's little tentacles dangle down at a 45 degree angle. Plant about 40cm apart.
Best part, if you're in an apartment or are strapped for space, you can plant a couple of asparagus crowns into a big pot! Winner!
If you'd like to know more, watch this seriously dorky video.*
Do we even say 'video' any more?
Same day last year (i can't believe how much my kids have grown)