Asparagus for the home garden can be challenging. It prefers alkaline soil with a pH around 7.0 – 8.0, higher than most vegetables. It’s a long-lived perennial that should be left in the same spot of earth for years. Once it starts producing, you’ll harvest plenty of asparagus.
Asparagus for the Home Garden
|Asparagus in my garden.|
Growing Conditions for Asparagus
Soil and Fertilizer for Asparagus
How to Plant Asparagus
|My asparagus bed in early spring in the vegetable garden.|
The Pleasures of Fresh Asparagus
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.