I've asked our retail manager and done research on the internet. There does not seem to be any documentation that I can find to say there is a difference between the 2. However it is very popular for people to go hunting for wild asparagus. Motorcyclist especially. Maybe like mushroom hunting?!?! M
Deb from Garden club asked a very good question, and love it when all of you get involved with answer.
I delivered more plants to Mason City last night for the community beds, and how I have noticed how much the corn and beans have grown. I have noticed the vegetable gardens and how the tomatoes have grown from what I planted. I have worked many days in Dougherty and haven't gotten out. Looks good and with the rain we have been having it all helps. Today it will be in the high 70's so almost perfect day, but don't be concerned because it is Iowa and the weekend the heat and humidity is back. I am moving the checkout and the work area under the trees by the east greenhouse because the inside of the greenhouse is very warm in the middle of the afternoon. I need to try to stay a little cooler don't you think.
My garden planting will continue and working on planting vegetables in containers. I did it last year and it works but the only problem is you have to water every day. But I am watering trees, shrubs and perennials on the racks so just add these pots to the routine. I planted cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, last year in containers and I got produce. So what I am saying if you still want these vegetables you still have time to plant and use a container.
I asked what you are harvesting out of your garden. Lettuce, spinach, peas, strawberries so that is good and what a treat all of this is. How about you? Share what you are eating out of your garden.
One last garden hint. How to dry To dry hydrangeas, pick them when they just barely start to lose some of their color, but still haven't dried on the bush. Before you cut them from the bush, give them a good spray from the garden hose to dislodge and bugs and debris. After you cut them, hold them upside down by the stems and shake off the excess water before you take them indoors. Then simply cut them to the desired length and put them directly into a vase without any water. After the blossoms are completely dry from being sprayed by the garden hose, a light misting of hairspray will help prevent them from dropping their petals as they dry. As they dry, it is normal for them to fade to a light tan and then eventually to a lovely brown color. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa