Growing Asparagus From Seedlings

Growing asparagus from seedlings is easy and it will save you time allowing you to harvest-ready asparagus a season earlier.

Growing Asparagus From Seedlings?

Asparagus seedlings are known as crows.  These are transplants that are 2 years old and are grown for the sole purpose of selling them at the crown stage.


Soil preparation is vital to long-term productivity.  Once the frost season has ended and the soils warmed up, dig the planting area deeply and mix it with organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure.


Transplanting Is Critical!

Asparagus is a deeply rooted perennial, which means the roots can penetrate very deep.

The best strategy you can work with your asparagus is to allow them to become well established before harvesting.  If you chose to grow yours from seeds, this means you will have to wait for 2 years before the first harvest.  


Once you have allowed your plants to establish themselves for a second year, go ahead and enjoy the bountiful harvest.  Harvest your asparagus over a 2 to 3 week period.


Pests And Diseases

Asparagus is affected by pests that include beetles and cutworms that you can handpick and remove.

We have learned how easy growing asparagus from seedlings is let’s learn one more thing.  Asparagus comes either in males or females.  Female plants produce berries and males do not, so they grow faster than females.  For this reason, growing male asparagus plants is often preferred.