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Post  rds1955 on 4/3/2010, 1:49 am

Considering that I've never grown Asparagus (Ever..) I've got about 25 Asparagus crowns I'm putting in the ground on This Saturday... I've had them in my cool dark basement for the last two weeks, in their dormant shipping state waiting for the boxes to get done, and Tomorrow's the day...

As I've never done Asparagus, I did some You tube searches on how to plant them (the Crowns) and I'm a tad bit confused...Mel says you can Plant them either one a square foot or 4 a square foot...I'm opting for 2 a square foot...(Yeah, I'm a big Risk taker... ), but my question relates to none SFG techniques..

In the You tube videos', one method has placing them down, spreading the crown roots out like a Spider or octopus legs, placing them in the ground and covering them with a partial level of soil/mix... Another method shows just laying them down in the prepared hole/space like an old mop head, one after another, then covering with the mix....Which method is preferred? One other video also showed someone soaking the dormant roots in water for about 15 minutes, letting them soak a bit, then planting...Any comments?

in advance...
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Post  lisaphoto on 4/3/2010, 8:06 am

I had heard to put a little mound and to spread out the roots down the mound. My crowns came with really long roots and I would have had to make a really tall mound. So I put a little mound and then spread the roots out like the octopus. I don't know how it will work out. Hopefully I didn't mess things up too much.
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Post  Retired Member 1 on 4/3/2010, 8:58 am

I'm not sure which is preferred, but the way I've always planted them is to mound up a bit of dirt inside the hole, drape the roots over that and then partially fill the hole to cover the crown by an inch. When the shoots are up continue to fill the hole. Asparagus need a lot of room. I know Mel says 1 per square, but the roots on mine spread out more than that so I went with 16" spacing in a 8" deep box. I put 16 roots in a 4x6 bed and they are all up and thriving. Mel's mix rocks!

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