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  1. Yana BOLTAEVA, Obninsk

    When I saw at the dacha of my colleague strange plants, similar to thick ears, was very surprised. It turned out that it's asparagus. A colleague dug for me 2 rhizomes, which I then planted on my site.

    Since asparagus in one place can be up to 15 years and with time grows much, for it it is necessary to provide a lot of space.
    Now every spring, as soon as the snow falls, I pour humus under the plant - a mound. This is necessary because in the mound asparagus shoots are hidden from the sun and grow bleached, especially tender.

    At the same time, I feed the plant with a complex mineral fertilizer. When the shoots begin to peer out of the mound, I dig them out and gently break them. Then I again sprinkle the plant with soil so that the next batch of shoots grows.

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  2. Zinaida POLUEKTOVA, Moscow Region

    Once a friend gave me a pack of seeds, saying that it was winter asparagus. I was surprised: asparagus eat spring growing shoots. Perhaps some tricky distillation is used for winter use? I began to clarify the details and found out that “winter asparagus” is called a certain root crop, which in boiled form resembles asparagus to taste. Well, root crops - this is a familiar thing!

    In the spring I prepared a bed as a carrot: in place of the former cucumber, digging deeply and adding a little complex fertilizer, peat, humus and sand for looseness. Care was also like carrots: sowing in the ground in early May, thinning out shoots, watering and loosening the rows, periodic feeding.

    When the seeds sprouted, the seedlings seemed familiar to me. And after a while the doubts completely disappeared - I already saw this plant both in my garden and on the table. I only knew him under much less sophisticated names: a goat-breeder, a goddamn beard. His tops are somewhat reminiscent of young shoots of oats: the leaves are narrow, long. Hence another name - oat root.
    The roots are excavated in the autumn, along with the late carrots, although the largest can be chosen for food from the middle of August. In cooking they are used in the same way as a trouser suits: they eat raw, boil, put out. The taste is pleasant, but not bright. With a certain amount of imagination, one can really catch a resemblance to asparagus.
    If spring planted the overwintered root kozloborodnika, then by mid-summer there are beautiful crimson flowers. So the bed turns into a flower bed!

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