Asparagus Cultivation Made Easy

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One of the earliest crops of the season is asparagus and many gardeners eagerly watch for the slender green spears to pop up each spring. There is nothing more delicious than, fresh-picked asparagus harvested from your own beds. One of the perks of growing asparagus is that once you get it established, it will continue to grow and produce for many years.

Because it is a perennial crop, weeds are more of an issue than with other crops and greater care must be taken in that area as well as winter care and harvest. Proper planting is also important because of the longevity of the plants, but once established it is a hardy and prolific producer.

If you have always wanted to grow your own asparagus or have tried in the past without success, the upcoming asparagus workshop might just do the trick. On Thursday, March 30, Growing Asparagus in Burke County will be presented at the Burke County Agricultural Building, located at 130 Ammons Dr. at 6:00pm.

Participants will learn how to plant asparagus crowns, control weeds and other pests, how and when to harvest and how to care for the asparagus bed before and after harvest. The best cultivars for Burke County will also be discussed and gardeners will come away with a clear plan for planting and maintaining a successful asparagus bed.

So, hunt up your favorite hollandaise sauce recipe and join us on March 30. This workshop is free but registration is appreciated. If you have questions or would like to register, you can give our office a call at 828-764-9480.

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Photo of Donna Teasley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDonna TeasleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (828) 439-4460 Donna_Teasley@ncsu.eduBurke County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 20, 2017
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