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Asparagus Growing Tips and Advice

Asparagus and tomatoes grow well together and smaller asparagus is less tender for eating. This vegetable needs to become dormant in the winter, so you need a good winter season to grow asparagus.

Planting Asparagus

The secret is good soil preparation. To plant crowns, dig a trench that's about 1 foot wide and 15 inches deep and then add compost. Put water-soaked crowns in trench about 18 inches apart. Press down lightly and cover with more compost and water. Add fertilizer at least once or twice during the growing season. Be sure to kill weeds. When the trench is filled to ground level, add more compost. If you have your own compost bin, then you don't need to buy compost, but purchased compost works too.

Days to Harvest: 2-3 years.
Days to Germinate: 7-21

Make an asparagus-mushroom casserole or try an asparagus-tomato salad.

 

Tips for growing vegetables:

Pumpkins
Beets
Carrots
Cauliflower

Celery
Corn
Soybeans
Lettuce
Artichoke
Asparagus
Brussels sprouts
String Beans
Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Spinach
Peppers
Parsnips
Radish
Rhubarb
Rutabaga
Turnips
Okra
Melons
Broccoli

Tips for growing herbs:

Sage
Rosemary
Parsley
Parsnip
Garlic
Chives
Dill
Basil
Cilantro
Saw Palmetto

Thyme
Oregano
Lemon Balm
Calendula

Lavender
Catnip
Chamomile
Mint
Marjoram
Sesame
Ginger
Nasturtium
French Tarragon
Fennel
Mustard Greens
Summer Savory

Tips for growing flowers:

Gloxinias



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