After growing a range of Asparagus cultivars over several years, we have found our favourite. Asparagus ‘Guelph Milleninum’ suits our soil and conditions perfectly and is now replacing some of the least vigorous cultivars that have been dug up.
The site was prepared by digging a 5″ deep trench, with a central 5″ deep ridge running lengthwise. The Asparagus crowns were spaced at 2 ft distance, draping the roots down both sides of the ridge. A 2″ layer of fine soil was drizzled on top of the crowns and the soil layer will be thickened as the plants grow.
Now we just have to wait patiently, as the plants establish, to give them a few years of undisturbed growth before we start cropping.