There is something strangely soothing about growing your own veggies. In this article, let’s discuss how to grow Asparagus Seed in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
It is incredibly rewarding to look out on a neatly weeded and mulched vegetable garden with freshly planted veggies. Growing and providing your family and friends with home grown veggies is such a pleasure.
When should you plant Asparagus Seed?
The best months to plant Asparagus Seed in Perth are Aug-Nov. You can plant using Seed, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 5-25 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Seed
Ideal air temp: 5-25c
Ideal soil temp: 10-20c
Can Asparagus Seed grow in pots?
Yes, however you will require a large, deep pot.
The great thing about planting Asparagus Seed in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Asparagus Seed indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Asparagus Seed get?
You will discover that Asparagus Seed thrives on Full sun or part shade.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Asparagus Seed isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
How often should you water Asparagus Seed?
Asparagus Seed really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.
They prefer soil that is Well-drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a Perennial vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Asparagus Seed crop is around Sept-Nov. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Asparagus Seed in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Asparagus Seed in rows. You’ll need to allow around 150 centimetres between rows, and 25 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 150 cm
Space between seedlings: 25 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Asparagus Seed seeds for up to 3 to 5 years, and use them to grow more next season?
We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.
Enjoy delicious Asparagus Seed in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Asparagus Seed in your own backyard.
Gardening gives you a chance to slow down and live in the moment. Take time to observe the plants and insects, and be mindful of your surroundings. It’s mindfulness with a purpose.
I trust you found the above article motivating and soon you’ll be in the garden.