Asparagus Seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

Bakersfield, CA
Question by dfitzgerald1
April 12, 1999
I have been successful at getting asparagus seeds to sprout. At what point to I plant them in my garden and where do I go from there?


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Answer from NGA
April 12, 1999

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Good job! Now, lower the air temp in the room to 60-70F, and keep them growing until the seedlings are about a foot tall. Then transplant them to a rich nursery bed. Dig holes or a trench 2-3" deep and set the seedlings in. When they bloom, use a magnifying glass to separate the female from the male plants (males are the good bearers). Female blooms have well-developed three lobed pistils, and male blooms are larger and longer. Weed out the females, and next year, transplant the male plants to their permanent home. Hope this helps!

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