How to Grow Asparagus from Scraps
Asparagus can be grown from scraps if the weather is right. The process takes patience and luck, but the outcome could be worth it!
Follow these steps to grow asparagus from scraps:
- Gather about 4-8 pieces of asparagus. Cut off the ends and make sure that they are at least 3 inches long.
- Fill a pot with water and put some soil in the bottom of it.
- Put your asparagus in the pot, making sure to keep them submerged in the water by pushing them down under it.
- Wait until your asparagus has grown roots before transplanting it into soil outside or into a larger pot if you are keeping it inside.
Asparagus is a vegetable that is harvested in the Spring.
Growing asparagus in the ground is relatively straightforward, but there are some precautions to take to ensure a successful harvest.
Asparagus can grow in many different soil types and climates, provided it has enough water and sunlight. The planting depth for asparagus roots can vary depending on the time of year it is planted, how much rainfall there has been, or how hot or cold it is outside.
It is important to bury the roots at least an inch deep when planting them outside, as they will not be able to grow if they are not entirely submerged underground.
As your asparagus grows, make sure to feed it with fertilizer every two weeks and weed around its leaves to give it extra space for growth.
Asparagus companion plants
For asparagus to grow and produce the best possible harvest, asparagus should be paired with plants that can help it grow.
Some plants that work well as companion plants are marigolds, potatoes, onions, and garlic. Marigolds and potatoes help fight off pests like cabbage worms. Garlic works well because it repels whiteflies and onion does well in aiding the growth of healthy roots.
Companion plants are not just good for asparagus; they also help other crops thrive as well.
Growing asparagus from seed
Planting the seeds of asparagus is not too difficult. They can be grown in pots, containers, and even in garden beds. They should be planted about one inch deep and about 6 inches apart. The seeds need to be planted in soil mixed with peat moss and sand, with the pH balance being between 6-7 for best results. The plants need to be watered frequently during their growing season which lasts from April to September.
Planting asparagus from seed is easy if you follow these steps:
- Soak seeds in water overnight before planting
- Plant the seed ½ inch deep
- Place them 2-3 feet apart
- Keep moist but not wet
- Water every day for best results