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Growing Asparagus

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

05 Jul 19, (Australia - temperate climate)
I would suggest you read the article here until you understand it.
02 Jul 19, Lee (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I am about to plant a raised garden bed with Asparagus, I have done the research but am confused with the depth that the crowns should be planted. Would any of those that have had success give me a little advice. Thanks in advance - Lee
03 Jul 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Plant a few inches deep (3-4
04 Jul 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
3-4
30 Jun 19, Susan Bruce (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Is it helpful to put sea weed on asparagus plants as manure?
03 Jul 19, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Any organic matter needs to decompose to be able to be used by plants. Sea weed is great but it needs to break down first. Compost it now so to have it ready by end of August.
25 Jun 19, dennis leavesley (Australia - temperate climate)
what Fert. do you use on your asparagus
26 Jun 19, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try using composed manure or compost. Any general fert would do. The ferns that have grown the last 6-8 months have put a lot of energy into the crown to supply nutrients for the coming crop.
21 Jun 19, Mike Miller (USA - Zone 9b climate)
can i plant asparagus crowns in June in zone 9 southern california
18 Jun 19, Florence (Australia - arid climate)
We planted our asparagus in summer and although it is winter now, the ferns are still green. There wasn't any berries in autumn, Do we have to cut off the ferns or just leave them to die out?
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Cut the ferns in late August and put compost or composted manure on it. Stop watering them now.

- Green thumb

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