How To Grow Asparagus
Asparagus is the first vegetable harvested each spring. It is prized for its flavor. Growing asparagus takes some patience but is well worth the wait in the end. Get information on asparagus care here.
One of the first vegetables harvested in spring, asparagus is a popular vegetable grown in many home gardens. Though growing and harvesting asparagus is a gardening challenge that requires patience and a little extra care, we can help make this process easier by supplying information on all aspects of asparagus care. Keep reading to find these helpful tips and enjoy your asparagus harvest.
Once established, asparagus is fairly low maintenance with the exception of keeping the area weed free and watering, but what about overwintering asparagus plants? Do asparagus need winter protection? Find out in this article.
We all know that some plants have male reproductive organs and some have female and some have both. How about asparagus? Are there really male or female asparagus? If so, what?s the difference between male and female asparagus? Find out here.
It can be especially devastating when an asparagus patch falls victim to pests. One very common asparagus pest is the spotted asparagus beetle. Learn some spotted asparagus beetle facts and how to prevent spotted asparagus beetles in this article.
Asparagus rust disease is a common but extremely destructive plant disease that has affected asparagus crops around the world. Learn more about asparagus rust control and treatment in your garden using information from this article.
Asparagus crown and root rot is one of the most economically disastrous diseases of the crop worldwide. Asparagus crown rot is caused by three species of Fusarium. Learn more about controlling asparagus fusarium crown rot and root rot here.
Asparagus plant companions are plants that have a symbiotic relationship, one that is mutually beneficial to each. In the following article, we will discuss the benefits of companion planting with asparagus and what grows well with asparagus.
Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable of many types. You can learn more about different asparagus varieties, including a few heirloom asparagus types, by clicking the article that follows.
Many gardeners buy established bare root stock when growing asparagus, but can you grow asparagus from seeds? If so, how do you grow asparagus from seed and what other information on asparagus seed propagation might be helpful? Find out here.
Patience is required when growing asparagus. It takes a couple of years of ferning out in asparagus before you can harvest it. What is ferning out and why does asparagus fern out? Learn more in this article.
An old method of controlling weeds in the asparagus patch was to pour the water from an ice cream maker over the bed. The salty water limits weeds but over time it can cause problems. Know how to use salt on asparagus in this article.
Asparagus can be a challenging vegetable in the garden, but if you take good care of this hardy plant, it?ll produce dependable and predictable harvests. Discover what you?re missing should you get thin asparagus spears in this article.
The sudden appearance of colorful orange and black beetles in your garden may feel like a good omen but don't be fooled. Despite the similar coloration, asparagus beetle on plants spells trouble. Learn more here.
Tender new asparagus shoots are one of the first crops of the season. Growing asparagus plants from division is possible, but the most common method is from root crowns. Learn how to propagate asparagus here.
Harvesting asparagus is worth the wait, and wait you must if you have started a new asparagus bed. Find asparagus harvesting tips in the article that follows so you can make the most of your crop.
Asparagus is a popular perennial vegetable grown in many home gardens. Sometimes home gardeners wish to take on the task of transplanting asparagus plants. Learn how to transplant asparagus in this article.
Anyone who is a fan of asparagus but not a fan of the cost of buying them in the grocery store has wondered how to make an asparagus bed. Read this article to learn how to start asparagus beds.
One of the things that is important to asparagus care is preparing the asparagus beds for autumn and cutting the asparagus back. This article provides tips on cutting back asparagus plants in fall.