How to harvest Poor-Man's Asparagus
Leaves can be harvested all year round but is best in spring and early summer. The shoots are the most popular and can be cut when more or less 10cm in length. The small flowering buds can be removed after spring.
How to propagate Poor-Man's Asparagus
Sow the seeds in spring. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. They can take anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks to germinate, though germination is sporadic.
Break the older, large plant mass into pieces and plant separately.
Other uses of Poor-Man's Asparagus
The leaves, mashed into a pulp, has been used to cleanse and restore chronic sores, boils and abscesses.
Stems, young shoots and leaves can be eaten. Remove the parts from the plant and boil or steam till ready.