Abundant Asparagus

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If you love asparagus, it pays to grow your own. The spears are tender and the price is right! Once established, an asparagus bed will produce for 25 years or more.

Planting Guide:

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  • Plant in very early spring as soon as the ground can be worked.
  • Dig a trench 12" deep. Space plants 12-18” apart in the row. Position crown of the plant at 6-8" deep; fan roots below and to the side.
  • Keep soil mulched to control weeds. Fertilize annually.
  • Harvest sparingly years 1 and 2 until plants get established.
  • Cut off fronds at soil level when they begin to yellow in the fall.

Learn more about asparagus in our Veggie Encyclopedia