by aditya abhishek
Asparagus is a herbaceous, perennial, flowering plant, and its young shoot is used as a spring vegetable. Young asparagus shoots are packed with a lot of health benefits.
You can grow asparagus in spring which generally remains from March to May. USDA zones 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are suitable for growing asparagus.
Well drained soil that have pH of around 6.5 to 7.5 is good. Prepare potting mix with 50% garden soil + 30% bulky organic manure + 20% river sand.
You can propagate asparagus either from seeds, crowns, or cuttings. I prefer propagating asparagus from crown as it helps to save 1 year for harvesting.
Select a spot for asparagus plants where they can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily. Avoid growing them in low light.
Asparagus plant loves moisture to grow. Therefore do not let the soil to dry for longer spells. Apply water regularly in dry season.
Start fertilizing every month from spring to fall with one handful vermicompost and two tablespoon of tea leaf compost for each plant.
You can harvest spears when they are about 8 to 10 inches in height and 1/2 inches thick. Cut the young shoot from the ground level.
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