Growning Asparagus on the coast

orchidbluesJanuary 7, 2009

This is the year I plant a garden! The first purchase consist of 12 asparagus crowns from Lowes. However, after returning home and researching the growing of asparagus on the coast I was met with "does not do well on the coast at all" not a direct quote but darn close. Has any one on the coast had and success with asparagus here? Or, should i do as my mom says and just mail them right on up to her so she can plant them in Arkanas... anyone?

Thanks

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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi, Have you contacted LSU to see about growing asparagus? They think it can be done. I think an asparagus plant was put under my fig tree by a bird and it seems to be doing very well, but I'm not on the coast. It looks very healthy, but it's just a baby and I know nothing about asparagus growing, other than if it's grown by seed, you can't harvest anything from it for several years. Because this baby was gifted to me, I want it to live if possible, but it needs to be put into its own bed. I'm wondering if I should put it into a pot for a couple of years first.

Good luck with your quest. Keep us posted.

noss

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