WHAT IS ASPARAGUS?:
Asparagus is a long green stalk with what looks like budding flowers at the top, these are usually called “spears.” You can find asparagus in a bundle at the grocery store, sitting up right in water. Your local farmer will have these green stalks when they are in season. You can eat the entire stalk, including the spear. No part of the Asparagus stalk is poisonous like some people believe.
Asparagus usually grows in all parts of the world but doesn’t do so well in hotter areas. You can grow asparagus in your home garden, near the tomatoes, as it is a good companion plant.