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Post by alfarnhamjr » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:28 pm

I want to dedicate a corner of my garden to an asparagas patch. How do I establish this patch so it comes back every year?

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Re: asparagas

Post by lorijones » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:35 pm

Careful planning and bed preparation are key to the success of an asparagus bed. Keep in mind that since it is a perennial plant, you will no longer be able to till this section of the garden. Here is a good web page from Virginia Cooperative Extension that has good information on establishing and maintaining an asparagus bed: Good luck! For what it's worth, my favorite asparagus that I grow is 'Purple Passion'. It has an amazing flavor! 'Jersey Giant' is delicious, too.

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