Mature Asparagus Plant
Asparagus is planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. The plant is grown from ?crowns? (1-year-old plants). Eliminate all weeds from the bed, digging it over and working in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost, manure or soil mix. Dig trenches of about 6 inches wide and 6 to 12 inches deep.
Asparagus is a good source of Vitamin C and is said to have cancer-fighting properties. But, most importantly, it tastes sensational when freshly picked.
Asparagus is grown from what?s called a ?crown?, which is simply a fancy name for a bunch of fleshy roots. Crowns are sold during the plant?s dormant (winter) period, which is why it?s so important to get them in in the next few weeks.
Planting and growing asparagus is a long-term commitment. An asparagus clump that?s given a good start and some basic care will be capable of producing for fifteen years or more.
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