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Post  Chilliard on 6/26/2012, 9:05 pm

Hello all! I have a container gardening question...

I've always wanted to grow asparagus. The problem is that I'm a renter. I would hate to spend a few years establishing an asparagus bed only to have to move and leave my precious gusses behind... I was trying to think outside of the box, no pun intended, and was wondering if anyone has experience/opinions on growing asparagus crowns in totes? Like the rubbermaid large one?

Thoughts?? Thanks!
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/26/2012, 10:03 pm

No experience with it, but it sure sounds like an experiment worth trying!

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Post  boffer on 6/26/2012, 10:27 pm

According to the Univ. of Minn. you might have to stack up a bunch of boxes!

Asparagus plants have a deep root system that will penetrate at least six feet. Shallow soils or soils prone to a high water table should be avoided.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1861.html
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/27/2012, 8:11 am

Bummer! Sounded like a good experiment!

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Post  littlejo on 6/27/2012, 8:35 am

In a SFG, what happens to the cardboard and weed cloth I put under my bed of aparagus? Must be an expense I shouldn't have incurred! What would happen if someone put plywood on the bottom of their beds so as to not use the dirt underneath? Maybe Mel needs to remove it from the book.



I would say go ahead and plant in tub. A plant will only grow until it hit the side.

Then later, if you are more permanent, you could put it in the ground.

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Post  littlejo on 6/27/2012, 9:10 am

Here is a link to growing asparaus in pots:



http://www.container-gardening-tips.com/container-vegetable-gardening/growing-asparagus-in-containers.html
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Post  rowena___. on 6/27/2012, 9:51 am

i think it is worth a try. after all, if it doesn't survive, you've lost nothing but time and an asparagus crown. as it stands right now, you have plenty of time but no asparagus, so this is a potential 100% improvement on your current state of affairs. Smile
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Post  Chilliard on 6/27/2012, 8:28 pm

@rowena___. wrote:i think it is worth a try. after all, if it doesn't survive, you've lost nothing but time and an asparagus crown. as it stands right now, you have plenty of time but no asparagus, so this is a potential 100% improvement on your current state of affairs. Smile

Very true! I have a bunch of totes leftover from moving, so it would be a minimal expense. Even if I only got a little bit of production, it is still better than nothing!! Thank you everyone for your opinions!!!!! I'll post pictures when I get everything set up. Thanks again!
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Post  littlejo on 6/27/2012, 8:56 pm

@Chilliard wrote:
@rowena___. wrote:i think it is worth a try. after all, if it doesn't survive, you've lost nothing but time and an asparagus crown. as it stands right now, you have plenty of time but no asparagus, so this is a potential 100% improvement on your current state of affairs. Smile

Very true! I have a bunch of totes leftover from moving, so it would be a minimal expense. Even if I only got a little bit of production, it is still better than nothing!! Thank you everyone for your opinions!!!!! I'll post pictures when I get everything set up. Thanks again!

I did not realize you were in Charleston til just now. Just to let you know, down here in the south, late Aug. Asparagus ferns can be cut to the ground and a second cutting of asparagus can be done in the fall!

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Post  GWN on 6/27/2012, 9:07 pm

This is all a great topic
I have had so many plants that I grew and left behind, asparagus, blueberries, raspberries, it became an omen NOT to plant them as it likely meant were were soon to be on the road.
I wished I had thought of just planting them and taking the crowns when I went
HOWEVER my final move was crossing a border and that would not have worked
Rowena, you are just so practical Smile
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Post  Chilliard on 6/27/2012, 11:00 pm

@littlejo wrote:
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@rowena___. wrote:i think it is worth a try. after all, if it doesn't survive, you've lost nothing but time and an asparagus crown. as it stands right now, you have plenty of time but no asparagus, so this is a potential 100% improvement on your current state of affairs. Smile

Very true! I have a bunch of totes leftover from moving, so it would be a minimal expense. Even if I only got a little bit of production, it is still better than nothing!! Thank you everyone for your opinions!!!!! I'll post pictures when I get everything set up. Thanks again!

I did not realize you were in Charleston til just now. Just to let you know, down here in the south, late Aug. Asparagus ferns can be cut to the ground and a second cutting of asparagus can be done in the fall!

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How neat! What other fall veggies do you plant? I'm planning a fall garden and it's new for me... I've only ever done summer.
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Post  littlejo on 6/27/2012, 11:30 pm

Well, all the cool season stuff, lettuce, spinach,, cauliflower, broccoli, (I don't care for brussell sprouts, but they grow here) cabbage, onions,garlic, peas(snow and english) I'm trying to get potatoes to sprout, I heard they are a winter crop down here, and I've probably left something out.

With SFG, I just about garden year round. I found out this yr. that the bugs were just waiting on me to plant the good stuff! We had such a mild winter that all of the bugs were able to winter over!

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/28/2012, 8:56 am

Beets and swiss chard!
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