Do you love asparagus? Do you want them available anytime you want?
If so then knowing how to grow asparagus and how often to water them is essential for you to be able to have them anytime you want.
One of the known spring vegetables is the asparagus, which can be harvested once they reach eight inches in length. Let’s find out more about asparagus and get you planting them in no time.
How to Grow Asparagus At Home
For the Asparagus to fully grow, they need to be exposed to the sun all day. But this does not mean that you can just plant them wherever you want.
The reason behind this is because they also need to be protected from the wind. They also need a spacious location since their foliage tends to become tall.
1. Where to Plant Your Asparagus
Asparagus usually thrives in sandy, light, and an enriched soil so make sure to check and adjust the ph of your soil.
The soil should be weed free and has a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5. You can usually plant Asparagus in the middle of spring.
When planting them, it would be best to plant them in a 1-foot trench full, and they should be planted six to eight inch in depth so it can accommodate the crowns that will be growing all throughout the Asparagus.
2. Propagating Your Asparagus
You can propagate the asparagus using crowds and seeds. If you are planning to grow them from their seeds, you should be patient as they can take longer due to germination.
The crowns are better alternatives because it comes with a rooting system, which can quickly establish to the soil. That is why it is always best to buy crowns that are healthy with tops that are dormant.
Growing Asparagus can be easy, but what about watering them? Knowing how often to water Asparagus is essential, for you to ensure that they are well hydrated.
Watering them also help you to make sure that they will grow healthily and successfully into something that you and your tummy can enjoy.
3. Tips on Watering Asparagus
It is essential to water your Asparagus by one to two inches of water every single week. You can reduce the water when you see that they have already established themselves into the soil. You can start watering them from every single day to once every week.
When watering your plant, it would be best to water them on top of the plant. The reason behind this is because it will lessen the possibility of fungus diseases to developed on the plant.
Make it a point always to water your Asparagus early in the morning as this will let the sun in the afternoon to help evaporate the moisture that is clinging on the plants’ top part.
During drought season, it would be best to water the Asparagus for ten to fourteen consecutive days. Watering them will help the plants to be well hydrated no matter how humid the weather is.
4. Using The Right Fertilizer
It is also important to feed your plant and make sure to use only organic ones, especially during the summer. You can also add some organic mulch when you are growing them during the fall season.
5. Weeding and Mulching
Mulching the bed of your garden will help the moisture to be conserved and will also contribute to lessening the growth of weed. For the mulch layer, it would be best to use chopped straw or leaves that are already dry.
You may also follow the instructions for a more conventional control of the weed. This will help your Asparagus to avoid competing for nutrients from weeds.
6. Harvesting Asparagus
Once your asparagus is grown, you can start harvesting them for eight straight weeks during the spring season. You can start collecting them once they reach four to ten inches in length.
When harvesting, cut the plant’s spears at the line of the soil. You can leave the foliage in the ground for them to continuously grow during the warmer season.
For people without extra garden beds, you should not worry because you can still plant your asparagus. You can use a garden container for this with a measurement of about twelve feet across and five feet in depth.
Choosing this container will help the root system of the plant once it starts to spread.
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