Asparagus is such a beautiful vegetable! If you plant it correctly, it will grow very well for many years, and it certainly won’t take much extra care. Definitely, a great vegetable to grow indoors.
When the hot summers come the sweet aroma of sweet asparagus blossoms awaken your kitchen and the kitchen garden. Asparagus means “green asparagus” in Latin and is native to the southern Mediterranean region. This perennial vegetable comes in a variety of colors. As the seasons change from warm weather to cold weather, the color changes from dark green to purplish. Some of the most common varieties are purple, white, red, dwarf and tall, and green.
If you plant the Asparagus correctly, you can expect to harvest a couple of pounds of leaves each year. The shape of the plant differs slightly, and so does the number of blooms. Some varieties are quite large and can produce hundreds of tiny blooms. These are the types you will find at the supermarket in the vegetable section. They can be harvested often and stored for later use. Other asparagus varieties produce a smaller yield, but they grow much faster than the dwarf variety does.
If you want to plant Asparagus in your garden, you should keep in mind a couple of things. It needs approximately 1 square foot of space to be planted to have room for the plant to grow properly. If you have a small garden or a deck area, it might be more suitable to plant basil in that same space. The size of the garden you have will determine the type of Asparagus you will need to purchase. If you have a small garden, you might only need to pick up one small plant.
To start your garden, you should pull out any existing plants from your bed. Remove any weeds and plant the Asparagus and herbs next to each other in rows. You will need to rake the soil to make it loose and flat. If the soil is hard or compacted, it will take longer for the plants to grow comfortably.
Once the Asparagus has been put into the center of your row, cover with about three to four inches of loose soil. Then you should add a layer of peat moss about halfway up the soil. This allows for the roots to be placed in their proper position and also keeps the soil moist. Next, you should place the plant in its proper spot.
Once the Asparagus has been planted, you can now begin to dig. You should dig about a foot into the dirt and then add a layer of peat moss. This mulch protects the root system from getting water while the Asparagus grows. If you have a large garden, you can dig up a section of your garden and use this as a place to grow another batch of Asparagus.
The easiest time to get the Asparagus started growing in your garden is in the spring. If you are just starting out, you may want to keep this time for a couple of days, and then you can re-pot the plant with more soil. If your summer harvest is plentiful, you may want to move the Asparagus to its permanent location when the winter season arrives. By following these steps, you will find the process of growing Asparagus to be much easier.
If you are planning on eating Asparagus for sustenance, you should be sure to plant it properly. This means that your plants should be placed at the correct distance from one another and that they should be planted in fertile soil. It is also important to dig your plants up as soon as possible if you are planning on eating them. This ensures that the roots have all the moisture they need to keep growing strong. If you do not get your plants to grow properly, your Asparagus will become underdeveloped and will not taste very good.
To encourage the growth of the Asparagus, you should prune any branches that come out towards the light. You should do this after the first flush of growth has occurred. You should also remove any dead leaves or petals on your plants as soon as you notice them. You should also deadhead any young stems that are growing towards the lights. If you do this, pruning will also help your plants to grow taller.
How to plant Asparagus is a process that takes around 2 years. If you have the time, patience, and strength, you can create a beautiful landscape. There are many varieties available, so you will need to look through many catalogs before finding exactly what you are looking for. Look for plants that look like the ones you like the best. If you plant them in the right place for the right time of year, with the correct fertilizers, you will have a spectacular look like those featured in the books you have picked.