Early Spring Asparagus!

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I took this photo last week at Dufferin Grove Park where little spears of asparagus were starting to pop up in one of the garden beds. A day later I was treated to an AMAZING microgreens salad that included asparagus, prepared by the chef at Terrain and left for me at my hotel. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated such a delicious and nourishing meal after a day spent in airports. And to top it off, it was my first taste of fresh asparagus stalks of the season!

I look forward to lots more as it becomes available here in Toronto.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “Early Spring Asparagus!

  1. Lovely picture. We just planted three asparagus plants in one of our raised beds. I can’t wait until it starts to produce for us. It’s so versatile in the kitchen, an appetizer, a side dish, or a yummy snack.

  2. I always want to gather wild asparagus but never know when to tart looking. I am in northern Wisconsin, in Door County. Does anyone know when I can expect to start finding wild asparagus?

  3. By the way I’m pretty sure that it is not advised to pick asparagus from a new plant for the first three years. That’s why I haven’t planted any. I haven’t got the patience to wait that long.

  4. Billy Joel: I’d say you can start looking now. If your pasque flowers are blooming then you are probably in a similar climate to me.

    Yes, you’re supposed to wait a few years before harvesting.

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