Asparagus is grown for the immature, tender shoot or spear (or stalk). It is harvested early in the spring. As a matter of fact, it is the first vegetable of spring. Asparagus is a perennial plant, which multiplies through it's root system. It will thrive for many years with little care. It grows well in areas that do not have a mild winter. Asparagus spears are a tender and mild tasting vegetable. They can be eaten raw or cooked. It is most often steamed. It is a real delicacy among the vegetable world. It is only harvested from early to late spring. A couple weeks after the last frost in your area, the stalks should be allowed to grow, to allow the development of the root system for future crops. The leaves will eventually open to a fern like plant. While most of us plant the roots, the plant does produce seeds. Did You Know? Asparagus is one of just two perennial vegetables, that lives for several years. The other is Rhubarb.

LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: USDA hardiness zones: 3 through 8

CARE INSTRUCTIONS WATER: Grow plants in full sun, and in well drained soil.

FERTILIZER: A number of publications recommend sprinkling salt around the plants to promote their growth. There is no known benefit of adding salt.


SOIL: Aster flowers grow well in average soils, but needs full sun.

DISEASE: There are few diseases that affect plants early in the spring. Asparagus is susceptible to root rot, especially in wet soils. Rust diseases can also affect it.

  • Asparagus

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