Asparagus is one of the more expensive vegetables to buy at the supermarket. This is why I love being able to grow my own asparagus at home
This perennial is one of the first plants ready to harvest each spring making it perfect for gardeners looking to add fresh food on their table sooner.
Asparagus has both male and female plants. When planting in your garden you will not need plants that produce seeds so aim for a variety that is a majority of male plants such as Jersey Knight and Jersey Giant.
Asparagus is easy to grow but grows best where it freezes over in the winter. In this case, growing in a pot that can be moved indoors to a cold room is a great way to accommodate this plant’s needs.
Start with one-year-old crowns that have a head start and will begin to produce faster. To plant your asparagus dig trenches 12 inches wide by 6 inches deep. This will give them plenty of room to grow.
In the first two years after planting your asparagus do not harvest any spears. Your plants need to put their focus into growing a strong root system so they can provide you with food for years to come.
Asparagus is a pretty easy plant to grow and will provide you with more and more fresh produce, year after year. Swipe up to see more about How to Grow Asparagus at Home