[Market-farming] asparagus from seed
mf at austinfarm.org
Tue Feb 22 20:03:15 EST 2005
On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 04:45:30PM -0600, Errol Castens wrote:
> Can anybody give me details ??soil preparation, season/temperature, fertilization, depth/spacing, etc. ??for planting asparagus from seed? How long before I should expect a harvest?
When I established my asparagus 10-15 years ago, I treated it just like
tomatoes. I grew transplants in 2" peat pots. Seed was VERY slow
germinating. Weeks. I planted it about 2' apart in 5' rows. I
couldn't resist picking some that Fall. Been picking it ever since. I
think you're supposed to rogue out the females; I haven't. I put mine
on raised beds. Actually, I raised the beds as they grew. Were I to
do it again, I think I would keep them flat and try disking the whole
mess in late Winter or early Spring. Weed control, even without an
aversion to herbicide, is a terrible problem. I try to mow and burn
mine every Winter. Fertilizer encourages the weeds, I haven't used any
in years. Though I did in the early years.
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