Planting Asparagus, Spring 2012

Today continues the vegetable garden evolution.  I planted the beautiful Jersey Prince asparagus from that arrived this week from White Flower farm.  Thanks to Margaret Roach for this informative article on asparagus planting techniques.         Fortunately, the beds were easy to prepare because I had previously added dried manure to the soil.  Since the beds are so narrow, I did place the asparagus crowns closer together than usual.  I planted just under 20 crowns altogether, filling up the right bed completely.  As the plants grow in, I’ll finish filling in the  trenches with the remaining soil.  Then, I’ll get to enjoy the lovely plants in the garden for a few years before I can begin to harvest the spears.

Trenches prepared for asparagus plants

Trenches prepared for asparagus plants

Asparagus crowns in place

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One response to “Planting Asparagus, Spring 2012

  1. Kecia Schmidtka

    i really love the taste of asparagus and i always put it on my stew.’

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