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Hi i am Vnny i live in zone 6. This is my 2nd. year with a vegetable garden. I must say i love it. I have read the book ( all new square foot gardening buy Mel Bartholomew ) If you read this book you should not have any problems. I must say i had verry good luck. I grew peppers, lettuce, eggplant,tomatos,cucumbers and some herbs. I am going to add 2 more 4x4 boxes this year. I Look forward to chatting with you all and picking your brains. My next goal is to try to grow Asparagus. Any hints or tricks. I just started reading on them. Well I look fourward talking to you all. Happy Gardening
 

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I love to grow asparagus, it is easy. The best way is to by the crowns (jersey giant)and plant those don't harvest any the first year but you can harvest some during the second year and up to 25 years. Asparagus loves to be top dressed every couple years with fresh non composted horse manure after planting in a nice loamy well drained soil that holds moisture well. you can plant 20+ plus crowns in a 4 x 8 raised bed they also like having nasturtiums as a companion plant in the same raised bed. when harvesting use a knife and cut the spear off just below the level of the soil don't ever pull up or break it off this kills the crown. You should be able to harvest starting in late march through late july once the plants are established. The more crowns planted the better for getting meals. I currently get about one meal for 2 people a week but will be increasing my crowns this year for more next year.
 

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Thank you Stephanie. From what i have read and what you have told me it should not be to hard.Are Jersey Giant the only asparagus you grow. have you heard of Mary Washington asparagus. And can you mix them or should they be just one varieties you plant. Thank you Stephanie. I hope you dont mind the question.
 
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