Strip Pack of- Asparagus Plants
Pre-order now for delivery March 2021
A tasty green variety, renowned for its excellent quality
Sold as a Veg strip pack of 8-12 young plants.
Asparagus is one of the most sought-after vegetables.
A fresh subtle flavour offers a real treat during the short time it is in season.
It's surprisingly easy to grow.
It thrives on well-drained soil or in raised beds, as long as it is kept well fed and weed-free.
Keep the asparagus bed weed-free by hand, rather than using a hoe, as the shallow roots are easily damaged.
Asparagus plants are either male or female.
Male plants produce more and better spears, so many modern cultivars are all-male.
If any female plants do appear, they will be noticeable because they produce orange-red berries.
During summer plants are tall and feathery.
To avoid top-growth breaking in windy weather and damaging the crowns, use stakes and garden twine to make a ‘fence’ either side of the row for support.
Asparagus grows best in an open, sunny site, but will tolerate dappled shade.
It is not fussy about the soil type as long as it is well drained. A pH of 6.5-7.5 is ideal, so more acidic soils may need liming.
Leave 45cm (18in) between rows and stagger the plants between adjacent rows.
Water in and mulch with 5cm (2in) of well-rotted manure or other weed-free organic matter.