Asparagus is considered as a hardy perennial type of vegetable plant that produces fleshy, tender, green “spears” or stems having bud-forming caps. When grown to maturity, it will feature feathery, fern-like foliage. Most homeowners want to learn how to plant asparagus because they can stay in the garden for a very long time – from 15 years or so.
When it comes to the yield, if you plant 30 to 40 Asparagus plants, it can already feed around 2 to 4 people many course meals. It is best to plant Asparagus crowns during the spring season.
How to Grow Asparagus
Step 1 – Start the seeds about 12 to 14 weeks prior to the last frost. This is since Asparagus needs three years before it becomes established and fully productive. Just sow the seeds in 1 ½-inch deep flats. Grow the seedlings until they reach 1 year old.
Step 2 – Find a spot for your Asparagus crowns. It should be under full sunlight but it can also tolerate partial shade. It also needs well-drained soil as well as a pH of more than 6.0.
Step 3 – Loosen the soil. Make sure it is 8 to 10 in. deep. Add well-aged compost. Since Asparagus is grown from crowns, select the one-year-old crowns which are well-rooted and are not dry.
Step 4 – Dig a furrow or trench about 10 inches wide and 10 -12 inches deep.
Step 5 – Place about 2 – 4-inch tall mounds of loose soil by the trench’s bottom. Then, set the spacing of the crown in the trenches to about 18 to 28 inches apart. Next, evenly spread the crowns along the trench’s bottom before you cover it with two more inches of soil.
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