Burn ’em right in place…
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not actually endorsing this method. I’m simply stating that it is a very good way to rid yourself of a very massive amount of dead asparagus tops in short order.
Perfect for me. You might want to read last year’s post on this garden chore. [Which I pretty much hate.] Why didn’t I think of this sooner? It’s like cutting out the middle man!
Also very dangerous and unpredictable.
But very effective. Provided I haven’t killed the plants. Guess I’ll have to wait and see on that one…
Assuming they turn out fine, I think I will add it to my annual repertoire. Just don’t tell Dave. He was quite upset with me.
Notes for next year’s burning:
- Have hose hooked up and water ready.
- Burn in the still air of morning. (*bonus is that neighbors and husband are also absent at this time.)
- Stomp down combustible tops more thoroughly so that burning is more even and reaches the fat, soggy, hard-to-cut bottoms.
- Have a wider angle lens on camera to allow for larger field of view in case grass starts on fire again.
- Bring marshmallows.