This is a post I wrote last year but didn't publish. It rained the whole month of May. The vegetables did great last summer.
My daughter and I went to the community garden one evening and found this plant next to the swiss chard. I knew that gardeners had been cleaning out their gardens, so I wondered if the Texas wind had blown it into our garden plot. Then I checked Glip, the message board that the garden club uses, and saw a message to me from Mr. Freidell. His family has plot 21, right next to ours.
After some research the garden club members learned that it wasn't a good idea to plant asparagus with other plants. They found a place in another plot to plant all of it.
Here's a link and photo from Kitchen Gardeners International. It has some very good information about asparagus. http://kgi.org/planting-asparagus-crowns
Our community garden started composting a few years ago. However, at one of our monthly meetings, we had a woman who is an employee from Home Depot and former employee Texas A&M speak to us about composting. We learned that we were cold composting, which is basically throwing all our vegetation in a pile and waiting for it to break down, which could take years.
I've chosen to go with the hot method for composting because it's faster. I'm expecting it to take about a month. My daughter and I have layered browns and greens; that is alternating about six inches of things like dead leaves with about six inches of grass clippings, coffee grounds, etc. We will take the temperature of the mixture every couple of days and turn it. Will keep posting until it's completed.
Keren watering each layer of leaves and grass.
Welcome to my gardening blog. My father passed to me a love for gardening. I wanted to share this passion with my girls, so they would know the origin of their food. (not the local grocery store). So, I dedicated myself to giving them what my father gave me; and if I can inspire someone to garden, the reward is even greater.