Planting Asparagus Crowns [image source: onehundreddollarsamonth-com]
Sow or Plant
In the beginning of January; sow Asparagus seeds indoors in trays. Sow Asparagus in seedling trays in soil that is between 75-80oF at ¼- ½” depth. It will take about 3-4 weeks to germinate. Starting indoors ensures good germination.
Another option is to plant Asparagus 1 year old crowns. In January, not in a hot bed, dig a 12” x 12” hole and in the center of the hole, hill 3” of compost at the bottom. Place each crown with the roots down (they are the long part) and the crown up; spread the roots out evenly. Space each crown 18” apart. Cover the crowns with 2”-3” of soil, adding more soil throughout the year until the hole has been filled.
Asparagus Spears Coming Up [image source: seedparade-co-uk] Grow
Transplant the seedlings into garden in June for harvesting two…
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