I bought about two dozen 2 year old crowns mail order. Planted them as you described in the spring after the last frost in a raised bed, mulched them, and now it's been about four weeks. Shouldn't I be seeing some kind of growth? I've kept the bed watered, and they were plump and healthy when I planted them. I know patience is required, but I was thinking that I should see something by now?
Asparagus will not tolerate acidic soil.
Using peat moss when planting Asparagus crowns will often kill them.
Don't ask how I learned this...
If the crowns were healthy and planted correctly you should be seeing some growth any time now. Be patient!
About how many stalks should I expect to come up from one root crown? Seems there are more than one per crown.
I've read most of the questions and answers & im confused on male and female plants and what to do with the berries on the ferns? Their pretty ferns now with berries that are turning red! I live in NW Montana
Male plants are more prolific since they don't waste any of their energy producing seeds. The berries you see contain seeds so you know those plants are females. If you want to pull them out and replace them with male plants go ahead, but I would never do that. After waiting this long for asparagus, it would set you back a few more years. While female plants may not be as productive you will still get plenty of tasty asparagus from them. In the future, if you are adding more plants to your asparagus beds, look for male plants. Those berries you see will drop and you may find lots of seedlings coming up next spring.
Hi, I brought some Asparagus seeds to plant this past spring. They've started to grow and have reached over 2-3"'s tall. I've transplanted them into my garden in the backyard. They look so cute! Out of the 70 or so seeds in the package. 20-30 have taken! I've inherited my dad's Green Thumb! Now is the hard part "waiting the 2 years before I can harvest them.
At least they are on they're way. : ) Have a Great Summer!
I started aspargus last year and when they were about 5" tall transplanted them to a raised garden plot.. planting the roots about 5" or so. Aspargus grown along the road allowances where I love so I didn't put any mulch or ground cover over them thinking that if they grow there, they should be good without too much fuss. They appeared to have wintered well but are showing no real signs of waking up yet. I know I shouldn't harvest until at least 3 years but am wondering if there is anything I should be doing now or in late fall to help them along. I also wondered about the photo posted as it appears to be a well established root system not one that is 2 years old. Can you confirm please as I think this can be a little misleading. thanks
So. this is my asparagus second year after I planted them from seed last year. The little spindley spears that are coming up and becoming fern-like, should I be cutting them back even though they are not big enough to eat or just let them bolt?