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.

Although it can be tough to do, avoid snipping off and harvesting asparagus spears for the first two years they are in the ground, or three years if grown from seed. If you let them mature, you’ll be rewarded in the long run.
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