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 16°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 20 - 40 cm 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

24 Apr 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do it late August. Have your soil well prepared with compost and manures. Plant the crowns and water each week. A really good watering the first time or before you plant them.
19 Apr 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Dig up late winter - mid August, break into required pieces and plant into soil with plenty of compost in the soil, Mix in some Rooster Booster from Bunnings or something similar and water regularly - 2-3 times a week. You may not have a big harvest the first year or so, depends on the size of the crown you plant.
29 Mar 21, Pelin Taser (USA - Zone 5b climate)
What kind of asparagus We can grow in chicago? We are working on growing food and we would like to know what to grow.
30 Mar 21, (Australia - temperate climate)
Check around your area what varieties are grown - internet, nurseries, stores that sell seeds and bulbs.
09 Mar 21, Suzie Taylor (Australia - temperate climate)
It's perfect as a side dish for any meal. I grow my own so I was looking for new ideas and like yourself I highly recommend trying to grow your own (As a guide: https://www.gardenate.com/plant/Asparagus?zone=2 or https://gardenerland.com/edible/vegetables/growing-asparagus/ ). It does taste better than the shop bought plants.
10 Mar 21, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Mine are 5 years old and I put compost and rooster booster on mine in late August after trimming back old growth. I pick for about 10 weeks, let the ferns grow until mid Jan and cut back again. Compost and rooster booster again and pick for 4 weeks. Then let it go ferns again. Mainly have it on toast for breaky.
14 Mar 21, tolga (Australia - arid climate)
i was given a small Asparagus seedling and is now growing very healthy in a clay pot. how long before they start producing spears? and where is the best spot to grow these and soil type please
19 Mar 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Asparagus requires good friable free draining soil and full sun. Plant it out when it is 12-15
22 Mar 21, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
12-15 (?)
22 Nov 20, Shona Mardle (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My 3rd year for asparagus, so first year picking with abundance. I seem to have a lot of tall skinny spindly hard shoots. I have been cutting them off. Why are they growing? Is it something I am doing wrong? Does the plant need them?
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Can handle full sun but will grow in situation where sun in morning and shade in arvo. Google and read up about it.

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