Today Estelle (and Becca for a while) and I worked on the two newest Asparagus beds. Not too badly ov run with weeds, but now weeded, dry foods r moved, raid raiser and compost added and covered with straw. We also very bravely dug out a couple of plants that seemed to be female (evidenced by red berries). A few asparagus are already evident, but sadly in Year 2 we are not going to pick them, so that lots of energy goes back into the plant. I read yesterday that asparagus plants get stronger for 20 years!