☺️ LEVEL ZERO ESSENTIALS
🌿 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.
🤓 LEVEL-UP PLANT NERD JUICY DETAILS
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.