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Michael S. Thompson Asparagus
All you need to know about growing asparagus in your garden

Because asparagus takes 3 years from seed to harvest, most people plant 1-year-old crowns, available from nurseries or mail-order catalogs in late winter. Space crowns 1½ feet apart in rows 3 to 6 feet apart.


  • Perennial 
  • Zones 1-24, 29-45 
  • Full sun 
  • Lots of water