🌿 A permanent plant in the same bed for 5 years
🌿 The part we eat are new Spring shoots.
🌿 Edible shoots come from a group of buds under the surface called a ‘crown’.
🌿 More crowns form as the clump gets bigger.
🌿 After 5 years, we dig up the clump, seperate new crowns and replant them to rejuvenate them.

Asparagus turning golden in Autumn

Simple winter maintenance for Asparagus

We have shown you how to plant asparagus, and after 5 years, how to divide asparagus, but for most winters, maintenance and getting them ready for sleep is all you need to do, and it is very simple. >> Fronds turn golden brown in winter << The summer fronds that ...
Read More

Level Zero Asparagus

Asparagus is a Level Zero garden treasure. It isn't fussy, will likely grow without attention and pop up every Spring to remind you that you are still kicking goals. >> Good for at least 5 years << THE GOOD NEWS: Asparagus is a perennial plant, which is different to the ...
Read More
Dividing Asparagus

Nearly winter – Time to Divide Asparagus

This may seem back to front if you are not already growing asparagus, so if you are just starting out, then jump over to Planting Asparagus and start there. This is a cycle, so you'll be back here in about 5 years when you are ready to divide your asparagus ...
Read More

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a distant relative of the lily and allium families but sits in its own genus, Asparagaceae. It is a dioecious, rhizomatous, herbaceous, flowering perennial with new shoots edible as a cultivated vegetable crop, then maturing to axial cladodes. Full production from a single crown from year 2 to year 5, after which, separation by division slows the rise of rhizome autotoxicity that otherwise would restrict production, leading to eventual whole plant decline.