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Asparagus Duo (Spring/Autumn Planting)

Hardy Perennial

Spring/Autumn planting.


Grow your own tasty crop of asparagus this season. You could grow your crowns in a raised bed. A 1m x 1m bed will be suffcient to grow your 8 crowns in.

Asparagus 'Ariane' - From German breeding, Asparagus 'Ariane' produces a heavy flush of delicious, large, purple-tipped spears early in the season. Smaller, 'fine' spears are also produced later in the season. This attractive variety has significant yield and quality improvements over many other varieties. Height: 150cm (59in). Spread: 45cm (18").
Asparagus 'Mondeo' - This versatile variety has created huge interest due to its impressive yields and quality, especially early in the season. The delicious spears have tight tips throughout the season, with excellent flavour and good disease resistance. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Raised Bed - An easy way of growing your asparagus crowns. The heat absorbing panels assemble in minutes making a 1m x 1m growing area. Suitable for growing 8 crowns.
Chempak High Nitrogen Feed (800g pack) - The ideal all year round feed for green vegetables. This feed has a high nitrogen content which will get the leaves and stems of young plants off to a strong start.

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How to grow asparagus

 

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1m x 1m raised bed + 800g of Chempak High Nitrogen Feed

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    • 8 asparagus crowns - 4 each of Ariane & Mondeo

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Prepare permanent asparagus beds well in advance of receiving your order so that the crowns can be planted without delay. Choose a sheltered position in full sun. Asparagus beds should be richly fertile and well drained. Remove all weeds, and incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil to improve soil structure and fertility. On cold, wet soils the addition of sharp sand or grit will help to improve drainage.

Dig long trenches, 20cm (10") deep by 30cm (12") wide, and fill the bottom of the trench with 7cm (3") of well rotted manure or garden compost. Mound up soil on top of the manure to form a ridge along the length of the trench and place the asparagus crowns on top of ridge with their roots draped over the edge of the ridge at a distance of 45cm (18") apart. Cover the crowns with 7cm (3") of soil and firm them into their positions.

Weed asparagus beds by hand as the shallow roots may be damaged by hoeing. Water asparagus beds regularly during hot periods, to prevent them from drying out. In autumn cut back the yellowing foliage and mulch the crowns with well rotted manure to protect them from frost. Feed with a general fertiliser each March.

When growing asparagus, resist the temptation to harvest the spears during their first season, but instead allow the plants to develop foliage. A limited crop of spears may be harvested in the second year during April and May when they reach 15cm (6") tall. By the third year, the crop can be fully harvested. It is recommended to stop cutting from the end of May to allow the shoots to develop into foliage. Later harvests can be made but risk weakening the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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