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Asparagus officinalis 'Planter Collection' (Autumn Planting)

Hardy Perennial

Grow your own asparagus spears in even the smallest of spaces! This handy asparagus planter collection does not require a permanent bed or large growing area, making it perfect for a patio or balcony. Asparagus grown in planters will take 2 years to crop and will crop for up to 3 seasons after this.

Please note: Once growing in a planter it is not advisable to disturb asparagus plants and move them. To grow asparagus plants in containers, a planter of at least 60ltrs is required.


Each collection consists of 2 x 60 litre planters, plus 3 crowns each of Asparagus 'Mondeo' and Asparagus 'Pacific 2000'.


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How to grow asparagus

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Position:
full sun
    • 1 collection

    • SAVE £9.98  
    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £29.97 £19.99
On arrival of your order, plant asparagus crowns without delay. Plant 3 crowns of asparagus in each planter using soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3 mixed with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve soil structure and fertility. Cover the crowns with 7cm (3") of soil, firm them into their positions, and water well. Position the planters in a sheltered site in full sun.

Water asparagus plants regularly particularly 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.

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. When grown in permanent beds apsaragus crowns will crop for up to 25 years. However asparagus grown in containers has a limited life and should be expected to crop for approximately 3 or 4 seasons.

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.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
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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