veg of the month

Asparagus is one of the most challenging crops to grow organically. Ours comes from Clive Martin in Cambridgeshire, a third generation farmer who has been growing traditional Fenland crops for twenty years. The relatively dry weather, coupled with sandy loam soil, make ideal conditions for growing asparagus (growers in the wetter West can really struggle). Weed control in organic asparagus can be a nightmare, though, so enjoy the hard-earned fruits of Clive