Spring is sprouting even in the Dillo Garden. What did I find this past weekend peeking behind last year’s dill plant? Asparagus! According to Wikipedia, asparagus is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing to 100–150 cm (39–59 in) tall, with stout stems and feathery foliage. The “leaves” are in fact needle-like cladodes (modified stems) in the axils of scale leaves. The garden team furiously planted for the fall garden, but asparagus was not among the plantings. A great surprise for us. Check out this super easy and tasty recipe for asparagus https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013972-roasted-asparagus.
Spinach, swiss chard, lettuce, beets, and bluebonnets are a few more beauties sprouting in our school garden. Interested in helping out on the Hill School Garden team? We are looking for individuals that can help with watering. Green thumbs not required! Contact HillSchoolGarden@gmail.com
to find out how you can help.