Monday, 23 March 2009

Asparagus Planting

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Our new asparagus plants arrived a couple of weeks ago and we finally got around to putting them in the ground this weekend, me helping where I could one-handed style.

First soak the asparagus in water for a couple of hours. While waiting, dig a trench and mix some compost in the bottom, water well.

Make a hump at the bottom of the trench such that the asparagus roots can be places over it with the shoot pointing upwards on top. Then cover with soil to a depth of an inch or so and job done.

We'll have to wait another couple of years before we can harvest anything from these.

Thanks to John and Liza for helping out digging trenches while I'm still injured.

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