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Asparagus

Asparagus is a delicious perennial crop that tastes all the better when picked fresh from the garden. Best of all, growing asparagus is easy. Asparagus can be grown from seed, or more commonly, from asparagus crowns purchased in winter while the plants are barerooted (without soil). It is from this crown that your crop will develop, but be patient, you shouldn’t harvest spears the first year, instead, let these run to fern and die down naturally.

Long-lived perennials, asparagus will crop in your garden for around 20-25 years so it’s important to select a suitable location, improve the soil prior to planting, and leave them to develop with minimal root disturbance.

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ASPARAGUS  'FAT BASTARD' F1
ASPARAGUS 'FAT BASTARD' F1
SEEDS: S0071
The fattest spears than any other variety and a much higher yield with excellent rust resistance. Allow three years for the crown to dvelope from seed and two years for growth from the crown. Then enjoy this early sprin...
Member $3.95
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ASPARAGUS COLLECTION (8 crowns)
ASPARAGUS COLLECTION (8 crowns)
PLANTS: PASCO
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 Washingt...
Member $55.00
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Asparagus Knife
Asparagus Knife
HARDWARE: HAKN
A unique tool for harvesting asparagus. The sharpened tip slices through the spear under the soil. Great for harvesting Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Broccoli, Lettuce and Kale. Forged from high carbon steel for durability and a hardwood handle for comfort. 80cm long.
Member $29.95
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ASPARAGUS 'MARY WASHINGTON'
ASPARAGUS 'MARY WASHINGTON'
SEEDS: S006
This traditional open-pollinated variety is still a garden favourite. Mary Washington is a proven performer due to its vigour and good resistance to rust. Abundant slender spears producedduring spring. Grow in the dark to ...
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ASPARAGUS 'MARY WASHINGTON' - CROWN
ASPARAGUS 'MARY WASHINGTON' - CROWN
PLANTS: PASM
Slender green spears produced in abundance throughout spring. A popular garden variety originating in the US. Highly productive and excellent resistance to rust diseases. One-year-old crowns will start to produce spears in their second spring. Reliable yield and cropping.
Member $7.95
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ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE'
ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE'
PLANTS: PASPU
The tender spears of royal purple will delight the eye as well as the palate. A light cutting of spears in the second year is followed by increasing harvests for the next 20 years. Higher in sugar than green ...
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ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE'
ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE'
SEEDS: S0072
With a 20% higher sugar content than the green asparagus this purple variety of asparagus has a wonderful mild earthy flavour when cooked or eaten raw. Cut spears back in second year to increase harvest.
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ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE' - CROWN
ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE' - CROWN
PLANTS: PASPC
With 20% more sugar than green asparagus, 'Sweet Purple' is a long lasting, delicious variety. The tender spears delight the eye and the palate, with a sweet yet earthy flavour. A light cutting of spears in the second year is followed by increasing harvests for the next 20 years.
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ASPARAGUS 'FAT BASTARD'
ASPARAGUS 'FAT BASTARD'
PLANTS: PASFA
Named for its delicious plump spears, this high-yielding green asparagus has good rust resistance and is a proven garden performer. An F1 hybrid that produces fatter-than-normal spears, allow a couple of years for the crown to establish and the spears to develop. Harvest spears around 20cm. Fern will grow to one metre.
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RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PRHCO
Harvest fresh rhubarb all year with this garden collection of rhubarbs. With summer varieties 'Cherry Red' and 'Big Boy' for the warmer months, then abundant short day cropping from 'Winter Wonder' you can grow all your rhubarb needs for the year in 5m square. Two bare root crowns of each, available winter only (6 crowns).
Member $69.95
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
Member $79.00
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