All About Growing Asparagus

Growing asparagus requires some attention early on, but once the plants are established they'll be productive for years.

growing asparagus
Plant once, harvest for years: growing asparagus in a well-maintained bed can provide you with sweet, slender veggies for up to 15 years. In addition, its vibrant, ferny foliage makes an excellent ornamental. Shown here, from left to right, are ‘Jersey Giant,’ ‘Purple Passion’ and fronds of a mature asparagus plant.
ILLUSTRATION: KEITH WARD