Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wild Summerland Asparagus
In order to live in sand and get baked by sun all summer, asparagus must be an amazingly drought tolerant plant. It apparently grows roots up to 3 feet deep. Last summer, I started feeding buckets of compost to one wild plant growing near the house. I hope it rewards me.
Many locals keep their favourite asparagus-hunting locations secret, like some hidden treasure or elusive fishing spot. The saying "I'd tell you but I'd have to kill you after" does come up. If you do like asparagus though, it is fun to discover it growing wild, like the surprise of finding Easter eggs! Happy Easter everyone.