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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 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

03 Jul 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Plant a few inches deep (3-4
04 Jul 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
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?
24 Jun 19, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Don't water them from now until late August and then cut them.
05 Jun 19, (Australia - tropical climate)
Thanks Mike. My crowns are at least 5 years old but the spears are not all that thick. I'm just out of Mackay so I dont think I have been giving them enough attention.
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