Saturday garden inspiration

Sharing a little glimpse of my garden that makes me happy.

Wishing you a very peaceful day.

First asparagus

How is your garden growing?

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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12 Responses to Saturday garden inspiration

  1. Now that is beautiful! Who needs flowers 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I’m super excited. They tripled in size from last year! We may actually get a meal! LOL! This year, we’ve invest in cinder blocks to make ourselves an actual asparagus patch. The moment we pick these, we’ll be transplanting the crowns in our new bed. 🙂

      Hope you are having a wonderful week-end as well! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  2. Ooh, already? We pick wild asparagus, I think I’ll have to go hunting tomorrow!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      We were so surprised! I actually broke off 3 heads raking. I didn’t even see them under the leaves! We have about 15 growing for now. They have been in the ground for 3 years now, this is the first year they actually look big enough to eat! 🙂

      Where do you live? What does wild asparagus look like?

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      • we’re about an hour east of Toronto, so I would think we should actually be ahead of you, but it was such a long winter everything is late. Wild asparagus looks just like the garden variety, thickness can vary from 0.5 to 2.5 cm. we know a few good spots, so we go and search through the wild grasses for the distinctive purple tips. It really is hunting…

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      • Yanic A. says:

        That is so cool! Maybe I should start being more aware of them when we go hiking. What kind of environment do they grow in? Open fields, woods? I’m so interested!

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      • Open areas, lots of sun, often poor, dry soil. Roadsides and railway embankments, or old farmer’s fields. It’s easiest to identify asparagus in the mid to late summer, when it’s in full leaf as a 3-4 foot high, dark green, bushy weed. In the spring, look for the golden/dried bush which has fallen over, then look for the new spikes at the base. Or look for strange people in Tilley hats who are walking along roadsides, and follow them :). Asparagus grows 1-2 inches per day, if there’s rain, so you need to go back at least twice per week once you find a good spot.

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      • Yanic A. says:

        How very very cool! Now I want to go walking along the train tracks near my home. LOL! I’ll let you know if I find something! Thank you!

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  3. sally says:

    That sight would make me pretty happy too! Amazing that it’s coming through so well so soon after your horrible Winter. Happy eating!

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  4. Shanda says:

    What a blessing to have your own asparagus!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I officially have enough for a few meals a year. LOL! But we have set up a new bed with nothing but asparagus and have planted 20 new crowns. We will be transferring the crowns in the picture to that bed as well. We are hoping that in a couple of years, we produce enough to freeze some for a winter treat!

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