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How do you plant asparagus Gijnlim?
Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
- Dig a trench 30cm (1ft) wide and 20cm (8in) deep.
- Make a 10cm-high (4in) ridge of soil down the centre of the trench.
- Place the crowns on top of this ridge, with the growing points or new shoots uppermost.
- Leave 45cm (18in) between rows and stagger the plants between adjacent rows.
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Likewise, what's the best way to plant asparagus?
To plant asparagus crowns, dig trenches 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep (8 inches in sandy soil) down the center of the prepared bed. Soak the crowns in compost tea for 20 minutes before planting. Place the crowns in the trenches 1½ to 2 feet apart; top them with 2 to 3 inches of soil.
Likewise, does asparagus regrow after cutting? After harvest, allow the ferns to grow; this replenishes the nutrients for next year's spear production. Always leave one or two spears. Cut back asparagus AFTER the foliage has died back and turned brown or yellow. This is usually in the fall after frost.
Secondly, what is the best fertilizer for asparagus?
Asparagus can be fertilized in early spring before the spears emerge. An application of 1 to 1.5 pounds of an all-purpose garden fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, per 100 square feet should be adequate. Asparagus can also be fertilized after the last harvest in June. Using a nitrogen fertilizer, apply .
Will asparagus spread on its own?
Because asparagus is a perennial, you'll need to pick an out of the way spot in the vegetable garden, an area you can till around. Asparagus also needs space, about 4 to 5 feet for each plant. They won't spread out much the first couple of years, but once established, they will quickly fill in.