Asparagus is a perennial bulb and stem vegetable that greets us every spring. It may take 2 to 3 years to get started and produce, so patience is needed! But then the plant can be productive up to 20 years, so we think it’s worth the wait.
Asparagus has male and female plants, with the female plants producing berries. Regions with cool winters are best for this cool-season crop.
Growing asparagus can be tricky from seed though it is possible for a dedicated gardener to succeed. You can plant asparagus in the ground or in a raised bed. Asparagus does better when grown in raised bed. If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting started.
On the next page learn how to plant, grow, care for asparagus.