Purple Passion Asparagus planted together with Green vairiety
by Robbie Warner
(Texas zone 8b)
I want to plant some puple passion crowns with my other green variety. The Purple Passion self pollinates.
Would it be wiser to find a different location for the Purple?
How to Amend Sandy Soil, & Chosing Varieties
I am in South Carolina mid-state 29164. I need to know what types to plant for best flavor, hardiness, and a mix for longer season. This is acidic soil, needs organic matter,how much? How should I amend before planting. Should I use 2yr old roots?
Growing Asparagus in a Grow Bag
Hello, I've just recently discovered grow bags. Do you think I could plant asparagus in a grow bag? There is a 20" grow bag that is 20" diameter and 15.5" high. Also, would I need to bring the grow bag indoors during the winter? I live in Maryland. BTW, I'm new to gardening too, so please be gentle with me! Thank you, Cheryl
Width of Raised Bed
by Jackie Romant
Hi, I am planning my garden and would like to plant a single row of asparagus. We are limited on width space, what is the width you suggest for a bed? We are in Northern California and also would like to know the disease resistant all male variety you recommend. Thank you in advance. Jackie
How to Plant Young Asparagus Plants
by Hazel McNeill
Hi. I am planting asparagus for the first time and all the advice you've listed is brilliant. Thank you. I have bought my asparagus today and rather than it looking root like it looks like lots of young plants. Very fragile looking. How do plant these please? In the same way as the roots ie on a ridge in a trench? Thanks Hazel McNeill. (email@example.com)
First growth from crown
I am confused about my very first growth, I know we won't be eating them for a few years, however, do I cut them as they grow this first year, or leave them untouched?
Growing Asparagus in A Pot
Can asparagus be grown in a pot. I do not have garden space but I would like to grow a few stalks of asparagus for myself in the summer time along with my flowers. Please advise.Thank you
Asparagus and Shade
Is it ok to plant asparagus in a shady area. It would get morning sun but in the afternoon would be in the shade.
Do I need to plant more purple asparagus or will they spread?
by Bob Barker
I have raised bed of asparagus, with most being the purple variety which we love. My question is this: Do I need to add additional crowns to the areas that are bare or will the existing crowns fill in that area?
Plant Red berries?
A friend gave me a bunch of red berries which I thought were seeds, if I plant them will they produce over time?
Recognizing Asparagus When it First Comes Up
I planted 3 crowns in early April and I am worried that if I weed the area I may accidentally pull up the emerging asparagus. What does it look like at first?
Newly Planted Asparagus
by Colette S
How many spears should come from one crown?
Transplanting seedlings to the Garden
I grew asparagus from seed rather then purchasing crowns.
I am aware that crows are to be planted deep. Is this true for seedlings as well?
Harvesting Wild Seeds
by Judith Armstrong
(Beeton, ON, Canada)
I live in Ontario, Canada, in a 4 zone. I have very poor success with stock bought from garden supply stores. I suspect the 12-14” of heavy snow and ice may have something to do with it. We have had three very hard winters in a row.This past winter we had 6 weeks of -30-35C . The asparagus are not the only plants to have suffered. Over the last 3 winters I have gone from 21 plants down to 5.
In our meadow areas there are lots of wild asparagus that come every year despite the winters. I am considering harvesting the seeds from the wild, local variety. Are there any issues that growing wild asparagus will bring into my garden? Of the 5 plants I have left 1 is Pacific Purple, 3 are Jersey King and 1 Martha Washington. The Martha Washington crowns never did really Canadian winters.
If gathering wild seeds is not a good idea, any recommendations on varieties that can survive very cold winters, spring temp’s that range from -2C at night then 28C the next day and extremely hot/humid summers would be appreciated.
My thanks in advance
Crowns planted late in zone 7
I planted some crowns in late May/early June in zone 7. Is there a chance they will grow? How long should I wait to see? Should I water lightly daily or even oftener? The weather is hot here.