asparagus bed

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a bed in which asparagus is growing

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March is the month to plant an asparagus bed in a sunny part of the garden, the soil enriched with farmyard manure, old mushroom compost or seaweed, adding lime if necessary to achieve pH 5.
Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden's is well-versed on the subject of permanent asparagus beds, but prefers to take a different approach to the standard philosophy of growing the plants: "We can plant roots two or three years in a row, but then go some years where we won't plant any new stock, and we usually have four or five plantings in at any one time.
At the back, a pathway leads round to another well designed and productive garden area with raised brick built vegetable and salad beds, including an established asparagus bed and well stocked fruit and herb gardens.
I did, however, resist the temptation to harvest more from my new asparagus bed, mindful that it was planted for 20 years rather than a quick return.
With all this inspiration, I decided that I would start an asparagus bed.
Low tunnels are being used by half a dozen producers, but New Zealand's Aspire system measures the levels of soluble hydrocarbonate in the root structure which can maximise yield and forecast the life of the asparagus bed.
Collect and sow your own seeds, try root cuttings, plan an asparagus bed, or start growing orchids.
If you have the space, have a go because a well-cared-for asparagus bed will go on producing for anything up to 20 years.
To the right of the tennis court is a kitchen garden sheltered by tall holly hedging and laid with vegetable beds, edged in low box hedging including a well established asparagus bed, fruit cages for soft fruit and a potting shed/greenhouse.
Delay setting up an asparagus bed or growing dwarf French beans, cauliflowers or fennel if you feel a bit diffident.
Tidying the asparagus bed YOUR tasty asparagus spears harvested from April to June may seem many moons away now, but it's time to tidy up the bed and it should only take a few minutes.
Readers have convinced me to buy rabbits for providing manure for the garden, and my asparagus bed has never looked better.
Where there is simply not enough space for serious vegetable growing, try a few luxuries such as an asparagus bed, delicious sea kale and globe artichokes.
An asparagus bed is a long-term investment, for this delicious perennial vegetable is capable of providing an early summer crop of its tender young shoots or 'spears' for 20 years or more.
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