There are now 20 asparagus crowns nestled in the soil. They are a German variety called Schneewitchen. It is highly recommended for home gardens. I am quite positive that the plants will grow. I did a lot of research, followed the planting directions, and planted healthy roots in well-amended soil. Still, I could be wrong and the plants could all die. Afterall, it is my first time growing it. However, my partner’s stepfather said there is no way that I can expect anything. I really want to prove him wrong…
2 Packages of Asparagus Plants
I dug a trench 10 feet/3 meters long and 1 foot/30 centimeters deep.
Once it was dug, I added compost to the hole and covered it in a bit of soil.
I then filled in each trench with an additional 4 inches/10 centimeters with a mixture of compost and soil.
After that, I watered and now I have to wait. From everything that I have read, it is very important that I keep the trenches weed-free while the plants are establishing themselves. Asparagus is apparently quite sensitive. I am planning to use my black garden fleece to cover the un-planted area and white spring garden fleece to cover the rows where the roots are planted. This year I will not be able to harvest any asparagus. It will be a long time to wait, but it should be worth it, as asparagus can grow for 20+ years. One more step towards reducing our dependency on the traditional food system and permaculture. Yippee!!!
Wish me luck and if you have any asparagus growing tips, advice, failures and/or successes, please share with the class. ; )