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 16°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 20 - 40 cm 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

13 Mar 24, Peg (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I still plant crowns in March? What varieties are suggested for my area? Florida zoom 10. Can I plant them in the ground or would a grow bag be better?
02 Mar 24, Nancy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I planted crowns last year in a raised bed. As of today, March 2nd, I have a lot of spears and ferns that are 3-4 feet high. Do I continue to let them grow or cut it all down at the soil level? Can’t seem to find the right answer.
25 Mar 24, Jill C. (USA - Zone 8b climate)
You must be south of me. I'm in Bastrop. My "ferns" (not sure what to call those) are over 5 feet tall now! I'm going to let them grow now until they die out when it freezes. I got one spear the first year!
25 Feb 24, Sherry L (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Zone 8b, Central Georgia. Since we have pretty hot, scorching summers, would it be better to plant asparagus where it doesn't get full afternoon sun? Just afraid it couldn't take the heat.
15 Feb 24, John spence (USA - Zone 7a climate)
When and how is the best time to plant asparagus seed in zone 7a
19 Feb 24, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Best time to plant crowns is February and March or November and December
11 Jan 24, James Bushdid (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Growing instruction in zone 9B, Ormond Beach, Florida.
21 Jan 24, James Bushdid (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Trying to grow from seed Mary Washington Asparagus any help you can give an old retired man. Thank you. (Area, EAST COAST OF FLORIDA, ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA.
14 Jan 24, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Google how to grow it.
02 Jan 24, Claire (USA - Zone 9b climate)
We have asparagus in raised beds in zone 9b and they are doing great going into our third year Give it a go what is there to lose ?
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