Asparagus Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Asparagaceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
May, June
When to Start Indoors:
February
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-20°C
Depth:
1-2 in
Spacing (cm):
30
Row Spacing (cm):
24-36 in
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
90-180 days
When To Harvest:
April, May, June
How to Harvest:
Cut stalks with a sharp knife when they reach desired size

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Stalk and Leaves
Potential Health Benefits:
Rich in vitamins and minerals

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Parsley, Basil
What Plants to Avoid:
Sage
Common Pests:
Slugs, Aphids
Common Disease:
Botrytis
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in a sunny location and ensure soil is well-draining

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