I am aware that the picture above is a healthy stand of broad beans and NOT an asparagus bed but I've some asparagus-related news from the trenches, just in, that I kinda couldn't wait to share: you know how, at the shall we say bathroom visit end of the incredible human digestive tract, asparagus makes our wee smell funny? Well. If you harvest the stuff from your own garden then cook, and eat it straight away...no smell. NO SMELL! One never stops learning.