New raised beds should be filled with fresh, good quality potting soil. The pH should be about 7.5. Long after harvest, the graceful, feathery green foliage is still attractive. Growing asparagus from seed, like planting root crowns, requires well draining, fertile soil. These seedlings should grow for a summer, and the following year the 'yearlings' should be transplanted to the permanent asparagus bed.Dealing with Asparagus PestsAsparagus beetles are the main pest that damages asparagus fronds. When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin out to a spacing of about 2 inches, depending on the variety. Place the top of the root ball approximately ½ inch below the level of the surrounding soil. This encourages the plants to become dormant and return stronger the following spring. Burpee Recommends: Hand pick and contact your local Cooperative Extension Service for pesticide recommendations. Double rows should be 12-14 inches apart. White asparagus is not a specific variety of asparagus; it is regular asparagus that has been blanched as it grows. Sow seeds ½ inch deep in seed-starting formula. Most established beds can be harvested from mid-April until the middle of June. Always keep mulches off of plants’ stems to prevent possible rot. Each year allow the plants to set their ferns before cutting the ferns down to a height of about 2 inches in the late fall. Asparagus beetles, both common and spotted varieties can lay eggs on young shoots. Fertilize moderately as needed. There is no cure for the disease. Add compost or aged manure to the beds each fall or early spring. 70 Pelleted Seeds. Studies conducted by the National Cancer Institute found that glutathione, a potent cancer fighting agent, was higher in asparagus than any other food tested. In addition, with direct sowing there is no transplanting or root shock to delay valuable root development. Average garden soil, however, will support a good asparagus crop, provided it drains well. Growing asparagus from seed is possible for gardeners in many climates, including most areas of the United States and the lower areas of Canada. If successful you should see signs of germination within 2 to 8 weeks. Asparagus Seeds, Mary Washington Sow Easy. 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This coating adds some bulk to small seeds and stands out in the soil, making direct sowing and accurate spacing easier than ever. Johnny's Selected Seeds 955 Benton Ave. Winslow, Maine 04901 * 1-877-564-6697. Whichever method you choose requires patience. You can also control by handpicking and controlling weeds, where they lay their eggs. Which Seeds can I DIRECT SOW? Dig trenches 6-8 inches deep and 12-15 inches wide. The disease is favored by prolonged rainy weather, and attacks the ferns after harvest and is spread by wind and rain. Please turn it on so that you can experience the full capabilities of this site. Which Seeds Can I START INDOORS? They are excellent for canning and freezing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSow Easy seeds are pelleted with an all-natural coating made from a mix of clay, perlite, and FDA-approved food coloring. The Jersey series is an all-male hybrid. USDA GROW ZONE LOOK-UP TOOL FIND MY ZONE! A new raised bed is also ideal. After one year, transplant to a permanent location where the plants can grow undisturbed.