Growing Asparagus

Aspargus officianalis : Asparagaceae / the asparagus family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S                  
        T              

(Best months for growing Asparagus in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • Easy to grow. Plant as crowns. Best planted at soil temperatures between 61°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 8 - 16 inches apart
  • Harvest in 2-3 years. Plant 'crowns' to harvest earlier .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Parsley, Basil, Nasturtiums, Lettuce
  • Avoid growing close to: Garlic, Onions, and root vegetables

Your comments and tips

06 Jun 22, (Australia - tropical climate)
If you have a Bunnings store contact them about when they might have them and cost. Usually August and about $10+ per crown. Or try internet seed selling companies.
03 Jun 22, Mary Grace Dizon (Australia - tropical climate)
What is the best seed variety for tropical climate that’s hardy and disease tolerant?
06 Jun 22, (Australia - tropical climate)
You are better growing from crowns. Read other posting about buying crowns from Bunnings. If you want seeds go on the internet to Boondie Seeds and look at their varieties.
13 May 22, WayneReal (Australia - tropical climate)
When are Fat Bastard Asparagus crowns available? What size and price please Postage to 4703 Thanks Wayne
29 Apr 22, james gray (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted green and purple asparagus about 2 years ago in a raised bed, 2 hours south of Perth in Lowden.. All the plants fronds are massive now, maybe 500mm high, falling over and hanging out of the bed itself, still very green and very healthy. I am wondering when do I trim the fronds off back to ground level and then fertilise with chook manure, etc, and mulch again?
19 Apr 22, Dawn (USA - Zone 10a climate)
When you buy crowns does only one shoot grow from one crown? It looks like from pictures that there is more shoots coming up if your planting them 8 to 12 inches apart? Since we live in central coastal California is it best to go to a nursery in town for buying the two year old crowns?
21 Apr 22, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
The crown will produce many spears. As it grows it produces more and more over the years. Plant 2' apart. Buy 1 or 2 year crowns.
18 Apr 22, Wendy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I’m on the Sunshine Coast Qld. It’s autumn now so do I cut back my asparagus plant now. It’s starting to die off but still sending spears up. Thanks
21 Apr 22, (Australia - temperate climate)
Leave until late August to cut back, then fertilise, compost and water. Stop watering in the next month.
19 Apr 22, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I stop watering at the end of April and just leave it. I cut back the end of August and apply fertiliser then water and 4-6 (??)
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