Asparagus - container growing?

rootdiggernc(Z-7A NC)March 18, 2012

Has anyone (in NC) tried growing asparagus in a container? I've put off planting some for far too long, mainly because we may not be in the same place in a few years, but I have a half barrel liner that would be big enough to start a patch and I could take that with me if/when we move. I can't stand frozen or canned but fresh is so yum.

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I've only used pots when growing them from seed. They stay tiny for so long it was just easier to keep them in pots and keep them weeded (they hate weeds). I will say that the mature clumps are very easy to dig up and transport, I've moved them many times without losing a one.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 9:14AM
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Say John, does that mean one could dig up a clump and redistribute it to increase yeald?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 4:02PM
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The clumps don't handle being divided all that well. It works best if they are huge and even then all of them don't make it.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 9:20AM
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rootdiggernc(Z-7A NC)

Thanks John, I think I'm going to try it. It'll take them a few years to get going and growing, maybe by then I can settle them into a permanent home. I'm going to have so much to dig, cut, divide, and move. I get overwhelmed just thinking about it, lol.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 4:45PM
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