Growing Asparagus

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
                P P P  

(Best months for growing Asparagus in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Plant crowns

  • Easy to grow. Plant as crowns. Best planted at soil temperatures between 61°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 8 - 16 inches apart
  • Harvest in 2-3 years. Plant 'crowns' to harvest earlier .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Parsley, Basil, Nasturtiums, Lettuce
  • Avoid growing close to: Garlic, Onions, and root vegetables

Your comments and tips

05 May 20, Leo (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The property we rent has 1 asparagus plant. Can I split it up and grow more?
06 May 20, M (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Yes you can. Type in
08 May 20, Anonymous (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Go to google and type in can you split asparagus crowns and replant.
23 Apr 20, Wendy De Vries (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can you grow asparagus in a bathtub and how many plants could you fit in? Many thanks.
27 Apr 20, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I wouldn't do it. I think it has long roots that need more than a bath tub. About 2 plants if you do do it.
23 Apr 20, Robert Graham Dennis (Australia - temperate climate)
asparagus crowns where to get/buy from reputable source recomodations please Mary WASHINGTON PREFFERRED
24 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have 3 beautiful plants growing now, ready to sell, 8 mths old, Bundaberg Qld lol. Try Bunnings or check with a local nursery if they get them in. Asparagus are normally planted late winter or early spring. If buying from Bunnings ask when will they have them in. Cost about $8-9 a crown. Asparagus die back in winter and start shooting in spring. Go on the internet and read up about growing them.
28 Apr 20, robert Graham dennis (Australia - temperate climate)
thank you for reply very helpful
08 Apr 20, KArin Duthie (Australia - temperate climate)
I have asparagus seeds - when should I plant the seeds? What is the best orientation and spacing?
09 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Spring, 30-40 cm apart, full sun.
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Andrew, you could try Kings Seeds www.kingsseeds.co.nz/ (for seeds) or any good garden shop for asparagus crowns.

- Liz

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