RICHLAND, Wash. – The Northwest spring is getting off to a wet start. But Eastern Washington farmers appear to be right on schedule.
Asparagus is the herald of spring. That’s because the crop depends heavily on soil temperature to sprout.
Farmer Alan Schreiber says if he and his neighbors harvest asparagus before April 5th it’s an early year. If they harvest after April 15 it’s late.
So far, it looks like the green and purple spears will pop up right on time. Schreiber says growers have been out in the field working for more than a month.