This early-spring treat is one of the few perennial vegetable crops, so once you get a patch established, it will give you many years of delicious harvests for little work.
Grow it in well-drained soil with a neutral pH. (Add lime to the soil if it is acidic.) Asparagus is usually planted in trenches from two-year-old plants called crowns. You can also start it from seed, but it will take an extra year or two to reach harvestable size.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 7-10 inches tall (edible spears); 4-6 feet tall at maturity
- Plant Width:
- 1-3 feet wide