recipe for asparagus bed prep?

renny-n-jayjayJanuary 26, 2007

I want to plant a new asparagus bed and would like any info from others who have done so along the gulf coast, zone 8. My soil is acidic and mostly red clay and sand. I have some organic compost and also quite a bit of fireplace ash. Do I need lime, spagnum peat moss..eggs, yeast and flour? (smile) I did ask for a recipe...TIA

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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I think the really important soil prep is lots of organic matter. Mostly I think sphagnum is not recommended as a soil amendment. I have an asparagus 'bed' that the birds planted I guess--I only know I didn't!--and it does pretty well in spite of no previous prep. Most important I think is to be sure to get vaarieties recommended for warm areas like ours. Many won't do that well down here.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2007 at 1:26AM
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