Planting Asparagus and Heirloom Varieties

Planting asparagus in a raised bed or in the backyard vegetable garden will pay dividends for years and years to come.

Asparagus plant growing in a vegetable garden with a drip watering system in western Washington, USA. Asparagus is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing 39–59 inches tall, with stout stems and much-branched feathery foliage.
Photo by Janet Horton