Asparagus In Oklahoma. - Knowledgebase Question

Oklahoma City, OK
Question by RPiovarchy
January 12, 2000
First...Will asparagus do well in Oklahoma's climate? And What time of year should I plant? I would love to have the "Purple Passion" asparagus but a little leary because of the price and never planting it before.


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Answer from NGA
January 12, 2000

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Cover them with a few inches of soil
mixed with organic matter and water well. As the plants
grow, continue adding layers of amended soil until the trench
is filled in. Be sure to keep the asparagus bed well weeded
and water regularly if needed during the summer. Manygardeners also use a mulch to helpkeep out weeds.

Generally it is a good idea to let the new plants grow and
become established for the first year, thus delaying any
harvest until the second year. When you do begin to harvest,
cut only those spears larger in diameter than a pencil.
Enjoy! Cover them with a few inches of soil
mixed with organic matter and water well. As the plants
grow, continue adding layers of amended soil until the trench
is filled in. Be sure to keep the asparagus bed well weeded
and water regularly if needed during the summer. Manygardeners also use a mulch to helpkeep out weeds.

Generally it is a good idea to let the new plants grow and
become established for the first year, thus delaying any
harvest until the second year. When you do begin to harvest,
cut only those spears larger in diameter than a pencil.
Enjoy!

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