I have wanted to grow asparagus for years but never got around to actually getting a bed in the ground. Thanks to Charles for the inspiration and the wonderful asparagus crowns, I am now the proud owner of an asparagus bed. There are two varieties, one purple and one green. I sacrificed most of my hollyhocks and my nasturtiums to prepare the bed.
The trench was dug and the soil amended with compost and leaf mulch.
The critters, I mean crowns, have been placed in the ground.
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 10:55 am EST :
I have two asparagus beds, one in the front, which gets no water, and the asparagus here are producing large lovely shoots. The one in the veggie patch looks 9/10 dead, I;m still holding out hope, but not much
Greth- South Australia, Zone "?"