It took some time but it was worth the wait
[captionpix imgsrc=”http://blog.cleanslatefarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/asparagus-plant.jpg” captiontext=”Two year old Mary Washington asparagus spears showing their resiliency.” imgtitle=”Asparagus spears”]
[captionpix imgsrc=”http://blog.cleanslatefarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/asparagus-bed-1.jpg” 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.