Asparagus Collection (8 Crowns)
This collection is a sound investment, rewarding with crops of tender spears for the next 20 years! Nothing can beat the flavour of freshly cut asparagus straight from the garden. Collection includes 4x 'Mary Washington' crowns and 4x 'Sweet Purple' crowns.
Asparagus is a long-lived crop. Its extensive root system appreciates deeply dug soil enriched with plenty of manure and compost, add lime for a pH of 7 plus. Plant your asparagus spears so the crown is covered by about 5-7cm of soil and water well. A light cutting of spears in the second year for about 4 weeks will be followed in subsequent years by harvests lasting up to 10 weeks. Always remove the spears with a sharp knife, cutting below the surface of the soil and cease harvesting when the spears become thinner than 1cm. Mulch asparagus generously to eliminate weed competition and blanch the new spears.