Regular topdressing in Winter will keep plants productive for many years. We planted seedlings, one-year and two-year old crowns before the 1995 drought. This is a lesson from hard experience. Harvesting should stop at … Renaissance Herbs grows asparagus pots which are available through Bunnings and Dawson's Garden World. ; Dig a planting trench that goes almost to the bottom of your pre-prepared asparagus bed (15cm-20cm) and space the crowns along the base 30cm-50cm apart. And growing Asparagus is a gardening delight. A bed of asparagus plants provides an abundance of stalks for several weeks and keeps producing for many years. How to grow asparagus in a garden. Prepare the soil by adding in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Asparagus prefers a full sun position, but will grow well in a lightly shaded spot. Our Asparagus Crowns. Step 3 Cover crowns with about 5cm soil. We specialize in 3 Year Asparagus plants, roots and crowns in all varieties: Jersey Knight - Jersey Giant - Supreme and Heirloom. Plant crowns 18" apart in a trench 12–15” deep. So effectively from 2 packets of seeds, at a cost of $7, I have produced the equivalent of around $200 worth of crowns – all it took was a little effort and time. Plant in a permanent location since beds can be productive for 15–20 years. Asparagus varieties are available in two color options: traditional green asparagus, which is a more vigorous grower, and the burgundy-purple asparagus, which produces sweeter, more tender spears. Asparagus Seeds and Plants. Available as year-old, bare-root crowns, asparagus plants should be planted in … Asparagus roots are easy to plant and fast to grow. As Gardeners, I think patience is a love/hate thing Good-luck! Gardening Asparagus is care free - no maintenance. Asparagus is sold seasonally as crowns and late winter/early spring is the best time to buy them. A hardy perennial, asparagus tends to grow well in most areas. Needs loose, compost–rich soil. Asparagus crowns are best left for the first year without being harvested, or with minimal harvesting. Supplied as 2 year old bare rooted crowns. Growing from crown. As the fern grows, keep adding more soil until bed is level with surrounding garden. If you are willing to wait a while (three years), buy seedlings or starter pots. Ensure crowns are planted into a well prepared, well fertilised bed for optimum growth in the first few years. Buy many Asparagus roots this Spring and enjoy the harvest in 3 weeks. Tasty: Lush growing asparagus needs an enormous amount of feeding and watering. Step 2 Set the asparagus crowns about 30–50cm apart, placing each on a small mound of soil to support roots. After the second year crowns can be harvested for a period of 10 – 12 weeks, then leave to ‘fern out’, this allows the crowns to restore energy for the next season. 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