Now is the time to scout out your patches and mark them, or remember where they are. They are so easy to see right now being tall and all bright yellow, you can see them from a long distance. I have found a lot more this fall that I missed in the spring
I mowed it off, and tomorrow will be looking at a small harvest. That freeze probably hurt me for this year, as I had lots of smaller sprouts that were knee high. I'll be very selective in my harvest now, and will err on the side of caution to ensure enough grows to continue.
I wash and freeze mine. Lay them on a cookie sheet and individually freeze them, then place them in the vacuum sealer. Works well and pre-freezing prevents them from getting squished. Had my last bag a few weeks ago from last year and was pretty good.
Pan fried is good. Butter, onions and garlic are my favorite. Bacon bits is good too. I've also thrown in some slivered almonds and that was good, and pine nuts were good too. Let them get a little toasted for the last couple minutes with the asparagus. Made a broccoli, asparagus, cheddar soup that was good... but was using a store bought cheddar soup.
This year is some of the best asparagus I have found in years. Nice and big around and tall. Looks like some of the peeps have not been picking yet.
Went up towards shawano and found that the frost has gotten it and was no good. Picked it anyways so it grows more. Gonna wait another week before I start picking up there.