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Planting and Growing Asparagus

By GrowOrganic.com on January 19, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and growing asparagus.

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Hi,
Lots of planting instructions say ‘full sun’ but how many hours is that? Especially for asparagus.
Thank you,
Ellie

Posted by Ellie on Jan. 16, 2018 at 10:59:14 AM

Ellie, if your asparagus gets between 6-8 hours of full sun, that should be sufficient for good growth.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Jan. 16, 2018 at 11:03:58 AM

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When the production for asparagus has ended for this year and my asparagus plants have started going to seed, should I cut them back? If so at what point and how short?

Posted by Angie on May. 16, 2018 at 5:10:02 PM

Angie, you don’t need to cut back until the late fall, when the plants are going into dormancy. You just need to cut them back to leave a few inches above the ground (good so you know that it is there).

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on May. 17, 2018 at 12:35:33 PM

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I’ve watched several of your videos. Really like the format! You’ve also encouraged me to try growing currants!

Posted by Susan Vullo on Jul. 21, 2018 at 3:36:41 PM

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Love the videos….I wish you had a printable sheet for this project, so I did not have to run back and relook at everything.

Posted by Ginger on Feb. 14, 2019 at 7:18:28 AM

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I live in zone 10A…. will asparagus grow down here i n FL ?

Posted by aldodds on Feb. 14, 2019 at 1:45:12 PM

Aldodds, yes, you can grow the Jersey Knight variety of asparagus. It is listed to zone 10 and should grow fine for you.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Feb. 15, 2019 at 9:27:52 AM

Aldodds, yes, you can grow the Jersey Knight variety of asparagus. It is listed to zone 10 and should grow fine for you.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Feb. 15, 2019 at 9:27:53 AM

Ginger, we do have a pdf of growing instructions for asparagus. If you copy this link in, https://groworganic.com/media/pdfs/asparagus-l.pdf, you can print this guide. Or you can find it on our website under each asparagus description.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Feb. 15, 2019 at 9:34:40 AM

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I have a patch of Asparagus that is about 7 years old.  My problem is I need the area to build a garage.  Can I move these plants to a different area?  How will it effect the plants and how a when would I do this? Or would I just be better off sarting ove with new plants>  Thank you

Posted by K-leen on Feb. 15, 2019 at 10:36:11 AM

K-leen, you can move your plants. They will be big crowns, just dig far enough away from them so you do not damage the crown. Now is a good time to dig them since they are dormant. You may want to hold on harvesting them until next year, to give them time to establish themselves in their new area.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Feb. 18, 2019 at 9:34:24 AM

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I have an area that stays relatively moist. Would asparagus do well in this environment?

Posted by Peggy on Mar. 04, 2019 at 3:53:09 AM

Peggy, the asparagus should not be in soggy soil. It should be in well drained soil. If the area stays too wet, it will rot. You can raise up the soil/planting bed so you will have better drainage.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Mar. 04, 2019 at 9:51:14 AM

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