Asparagus in Spring Grown From Seed

It took some time but it was worth the wait

[captionpix imgsrc=”” captiontext=”Two year old Mary Washington asparagus spears showing their resiliency.” imgtitle=”Asparagus spears”]

[captionpix imgsrc=”” captiontext=”We planted 39 Mary Washington asparagus plants started from seed purchased from Baker Creek Heirlooms.” imgtitle=”Asparagus bed at Clean Slate Farm”]
















In the spring of 2010 we ordered some Mary Washington asparagus seeds from Baker Creek with the intention of getting some homegrown asparagus to munch on a few years down the road. We started the seed in seed starter flats  that you can buy at the local hardware store, garden supply, or big box stores. We used a pre-mixed starter mix and sowed the seeds, one per cell, about 1/2 inch deep. It was several weeks before the sprouts popped up and we took the dome off to allow for air flow.

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