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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.
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.