As the fern grows, keep adding more soil until bed is level with surrounding garden. Asparagus varieties are available in two color options: traditional green asparagus, which is a more vigorous grower, and the burgundy-purple asparagus, which produces sweeter, more tender spears. Plant crowns 18" apart in a trench 12–15” deep. Firm soil around crowns and water them well. This is a lesson from hard experience. How to grow asparagus in a garden. Buy many Asparagus roots this Spring and enjoy the harvest in 3 weeks. Asparagus prefers a full sun position, but will grow well in a lightly shaded spot. Grow asparagus and experience a far superior flavor and texture than store-bought. ; Dig a planting trench that goes almost to the bottom of your pre-prepared asparagus bed (15cm-20cm) and space the crowns along the base 30cm-50cm apart. The only place I have seen 2 year old crowns were on Facebook Marketplace but haven't seen any in a while. Needs loose, compost–rich soil. Growing from crown. As Gardeners, I think patience is a love/hate thing Good-luck! Renaissance Herbs grows asparagus pots which are available through Bunnings and Dawson's Garden World. Ensure crowns are planted into a well prepared, well fertilised bed for optimum growth in the first few years. Regular topdressing in Winter will keep plants productive for many years. I bit the bullet (as ClissAT has said) and bought 1 year old crowns from Bunnings. And growing Asparagus is a gardening delight. Tasty: Lush growing asparagus needs an enormous amount of feeding and watering. After the second year crowns can be harvested for a period of 10 – 12 weeks, then leave to ‘fern out’, this allows the crowns to restore energy for the next season. Step 3 Cover crowns with about 5cm soil. Our Asparagus Crowns. Available as year-old, bare-root crowns, asparagus plants should be planted in … Asparagus crowns are best left for the first year without being harvested, or with minimal harvesting. Asparagus can be grown in part or full sun. So effectively from 2 packets of seeds, at a cost of $7, I have produced the equivalent of around $200 worth of crowns – all it took was a little effort and time. Harvesting should stop at … So if you baulk at paying the price for mature asparagus crown or would like to try some different varieties of asparagus why not try growing your own from seed. Supplied as 2 year old bare rooted crowns. Prepare the soil by adding in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Asparagus roots are easy to plant and fast to grow. Plant in a permanent location since beds can be productive for 15–20 years. Asparagus is sold seasonally as crowns and late winter/early spring is the best time to buy them. We planted seedlings, one-year and two-year old crowns before the 1995 drought. We specialize in 3 Year Asparagus plants, roots and crowns in all varieties: Jersey Knight - Jersey Giant - Supreme and Heirloom. A bed of asparagus plants provides an abundance of stalks for several weeks and keeps producing for many years. Asparagus Seeds and Plants. Gardening Asparagus is care free - no maintenance. A hardy perennial, asparagus tends to grow well in most areas. Step 2 Set the asparagus crowns about 30–50cm apart, placing each on a small mound of soil to support roots. If you are willing to wait a while (three years), buy seedlings or starter pots.