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Planting Timelines

    - Asparagus is a perennial plant that can produce a harvest every year for 20 years once mature
    - Prepare soil by making sure it is well drained (adding in horticultural sand if required) and fertile (adding manure if necessary)
    - Start by digging trenches approx. 18 inches deep and at least 2 spade-widths
    - Create a mound down the middle of your trench using soil or manure
    - Place each of the asparagus crowns/roots well spaced along the ridge so they are approx. 3 inches below the soil surface
    - Cover with soil / compost and give the area a good watering
    - Water roughly 2 inches worth every other week if there has not been adequate rainfall
    - No asparagus can be harvested in the first year to allow to plant to establish itself
    - Harvest up to 50% of the spears in the second year up until June
    - A full harvest of spears can be taken from the third year onwards until June

How to Grow Asparagus

Sow Seeds Indoors


Sow Seeds Outdoors

March, April

Time to Harvest

No harvest in the First year, up to 50% harvest in the Second year, full harvest up until June in the Third year

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