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We are adding two more rows of asparagus…it isn’t nearly enough!

New crowns

New crowns

A few spears have already come up…and have been harvested…and haven’t been shared. Fresh asparagus is beyond great! We may need more.

Going in…more ‘Purple Passion’ and ‘Jersey Supreme’

The process –

  • order crowns from reputable seed company (in this case, these two year old crowns come from Fedco out of Maine)
  • prepare the soil – re-created the raised beds, applied mineral (lime for calcium, potassium sulfate, boron, and feather meal as a nitrogen source), applied compost, till
  • dig a trench and cover bottom with compost
  • spread crown roots and cover
  • we will cover the newly planted crowns with a thick layer of straw mulch

Yum!

 

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