New asparagus bed

Robbie

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I waited 3 years before i cut my first asparagus spears but well worth it they have been growing strong and producing heaps. Just need to leave a few to go to fern and top dress with compost and manure every year
 

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You are going to love growing this !

We bought 2 year old crowns, half purple half green, this is our 3rd summer in the ground. I can't believe how sweet these taste !

Happy gardening,
P J, the Dirt Diva
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We have one asparagus plant, so far. I bought a crown about three years ago and planted it in a big pot. This winter I cut it back and moved it to a corner spot in my vegetable cage. The old shoots died off and I thought I had killed it but recently new shoots emerged. They have grown rapidly but I have not attempted to harvest any - just letting the plant establish. I am not keen on asparagus but my wife loves it so I want to grow it more and more. Happy wife, happy life. I am keen to read more on asparagus.
 

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We have one asparagus plant, so far. I bought a crown about three years ago and planted it in a big pot. This winter I cut it back and moved it to a corner spot in my vegetable cage. The old shoots died off and I thought I had killed it but recently new shoots emerged. They have grown rapidly but I have not attempted to harvest any - just letting the plant establish. I am not keen on asparagus but my wife loves it so I want to grow it more and more. Happy wife, happy life. I am keen to read more on asparagus.
Hi and yes I am keen to get some asparagus going as well. I have a rock wall That’s is about 400mm wide that’s up against a fence. Wondering what the minimum depth of soil I would need to build to get asparagus going in this spot?
Cheers..Paul
 

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Hi and yes I am keen to get some asparagus going as well. I have a rock wall That’s is about 400mm wide that’s up against a fence. Wondering what the minimum depth of soil I would need to build to get asparagus going in this spot?
Cheers..Paul
I don’t know the minimum but I know asparagus can easily get down 1m. I put much more compost in the bed because of this.
 
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Justin M

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What does everybody plant in with their asparagus? I have 10 asparagus seedlings and depending on what ideas I get on growing partners will determine where I set up the beds.