Before doing anything to your soil have the soil tested to determine just
exactly what the soil is missing. Check with your local Farm Extension.
The soil tests are usually inexpensive and come with easy to read
details and suggestions on how to correct soil to a better pH.
Pay attention to the phosphorus and potassium levels. Micro nutrients
are not important to successfully grow Asparagus . Let the soil testers
know that Micro nutrients are not important and it may be possible to get
the test done for even cheaper. The composted manure and compost
from kitchen waste are normally abundant with phosphorus and adding
course sand may be all your soil needs.
Water Drainage Perk Test:
This is a fast easy test that can be done by yourself. How To Do Water
Drainage Test can be found at the Asparagus Gardener web site. They
do a really nice job with many articles on Planting Asparagus. Just be
sure and come back to http://andysasparagusacres.com to order your
Asparagus roots and crowns for sale.
Once the soil is prepared you will want to maintain a high nutrient level.
Click on the link for additional details on adding Andy's Organic Plant
Vitamins to the soil. Also to maintain a good quality soil. Feed your
Asparagus roots use Andy's Organic Energy Drink For Plants and give
Asparagus Plant Vitamins as well.
Every year in the Spring and again in the Fall side dress the Asparagus
bed with more compost. And refresh the soil in the summer and fall with
Andy's Organic Plant Vitamins.
Choose a sunny site with fertile soil that’s clear of weeds and grass and
remove any clay and large rocks. Plant the Asparagus crowns 12 - 14
inches a part or give them 1 square foot.
The fronds will grow 5 - 6 feet tall. Leave the ferny foliage stand all summer
and late fall . After a good frost has come and you know winter is just around
the corner then cut the ferns off.
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A Garden Bed:
Plant your favorite varieties of Asparagus in a raised bed. A
garden bed just for Asparagus is an easy way to harvest each
Asparagus can be planted in a field that is weed free with soil
that has been ammended and tilled deeply.
What To Plant Asparagus Varieties:
20 Litre Container:
Plant your favorite variety of Asparagus in a 20 liter container that
has many drains hole. The blue container below has 7 year old
Jersey Supreme Asparagus of one variety growing in it . That's
right 7 years old Asparagus.
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