Asparagus – A Vegetable You Need Patience For

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate

As the title states, once you plant asparagus – don’t expect a harvest in a few weeks like your other transplants. Try a few years. But we all love asparagus, one of the one few vegetables everyone in the house likes, and wanted to plant some. We dedicated one of our garden boxes just to asparagus crowns we purchased from the nursery. While there are very specific directions for planting asparagus, I’m a fairly easy green thumb and just planted it without much fanfare. And, we just waited.

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate

We have a few sprouts now; below here is the progress so far. This first year we are just letting it grow and get used to the box and are not harvesting any shoots. We are not doing much work until fall time when overwintering will come into play.

Asparagus | Cultivate to Plate