Beloved early-spring crop in Europe since ancient times, asparagus is a perennial plant that starts slow but yields for many years. The best way to grow from seed is to start indoors 2-3 months before last frost. Be sure that the young seedlings receive bright light, to make the strong growth. Set young plants outdoors when weather is warm, growing them in a nursery bed of your finest soil, where they will receive attentive care. In fall, or the following spring, set the plants into their final garden location—spacing them 2 feet or more from their neighbors. Modest yield may be taken the third year, and a full harvest every spring thereafter.
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