10 per pack
Beloved for its delicious young shoots, asparagus is one of the first crops of spring harvest. Growing asparagus is a boon to your health too, as this perennial vegetable is rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. And it just so happens that fresh-picked spears are far more tender and tasty than store-bought asparagus.
Crop Rotation Group
Fertile, well drained, and free of persistent weeds.
Full sun to partial afternoon shade.
Long-lived hardy perennial. Beds can produce for decades.
Mulch with 5cm of rich compost or rotted manure every winter.
Tomato, Petunia, Parsley, Basil and Calendula.
Single Plants: 30cm each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm with 30cm row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Transplant seedlings in late winter or early spring. A few varieties can be grown from seed.
Water regularly during growth.
After the stems die back in early winter, cut them off at ground level and compost them. Remove weeds, apply compost and mulch, and your yearly maintenance is done.
Begin gathering spears the 2nd year after transplanting, cutting all spears that appear for a month in early spring. In subsequent years, harvest for 6 weeks each spring.
Cutting new shoots just below the surface often helps control problems with asparagus beetles, which lay their eggs on tender shoots near the soil line.