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Growing Asparagus from Seed.

Asparagus is a cool weather (Zones 4-9), perennial vegetable that takes 2-3 years to produce a harvest. However, patience is rewarded by a crop that may last 20 years. 

Asparagus seed should be sown in light, sandy soil, early in the spring. Plant 2 to 4 inches apart, 1/2 inch deep in rows 15 to 24 inches apart. As asparagus germinates slowly, mixing in a few radish seeds to mark the row, aids in weeding and cultivating. Roots may be transplanted either the following spring or left in garden for two years. 

Dig trenches 6″ wide and 6″ to 12″ inches deep and 4′ apart. Create mounds 15″ to 18″ apart. Spread crowns (roots) over mounds. Cover with two inches of soil, pack tightly and water thoroughly. Gradually fill the trench as the plants grow. Composted manure may be used in the bottom of the trench.

Good companion crops for asparagus are basil, parsley, tomatoes and marigolds. Bad companions for asparagus are garlic, onions and potatoes.

Growing Asparagus from Seed.

Asparagus is a cool weather (Zones 4-9), perennial vegetable that takes 2-3 years to produce a harvest. However, patience is rewarded by a crop that may last 20 years. 

Asparagus seed should be sown in light, sandy soil, early in the spring. Plant 2 to 4 inches apart, 1/2 inch deep in rows 15 to 24 inches apart. As asparagus germinates slowly, mixing in a few radish seeds to mark the row, aids in weeding and cultivating. Roots may be transplanted either the following spring or left in garden for two years. 

Dig trenches 6″ wide and 6″ to 12″ inches deep and 4′ apart. Create mounds 15″ to 18″ apart. Spread crowns (roots) over mounds. Cover with two inches of soil, pack tightly and water thoroughly. Gradually fill the trench as the plants grow. Composted manure may be used in the bottom of the trench.

Good companion crops for asparagus are basil, parsley, tomatoes and marigolds. Bad companions for asparagus are garlic, onions and potatoes.

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