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How to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus Germination Information

Asparagus Seed Germination How to Sow Asparagus:
  • Soak seeds in warm water for 48 hours before sowing
  • Best sown indoors at a temperature of 75-80°, at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds.
  • Expect germination in 14-21 days.
  • Seeds can be sown outdoors but after all danger of frost is past in the spring and in a warm soil.

How to Grow Asparagus:
Care: Space 3-5 inches apart in full sun.site in a well-prepared,deep, rich, loose, well-limed soil.

Soil: Keep plants well-watered and fertilize them before growth starts in the spring and again after harvest. Fertilize with a top dressing high in nitrogen and potassium, but low in phosphorus.

Transplant: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Appearance and Use:

This plant with delicate, ferny foliage grows 3 feet tall and spreads 2-3 feet wide. It is grown for the edible, tender, green or purple-tinged, new shoots that push through the soil in spring. Cut the shoots when they are 6-8 inches tall by snapping them at ground level or cutting them just below the soil surface. Harvest the shoots for about 2 weeks, then leave off to allow the remaining shoots to develop into the tall ferny stems


About Asparagus:
Pronunciation:  as-pãr’å-gus
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Liliaceae; native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.