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Asparagus - Mary Washington

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Grow Asparagus Mary Washington seeds  100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO

Asparagus Mary Washington seeds 
100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO


The Mary Washington Asparagus is an extremely popular variety and old heirloom variety as well.   These asparagus plants are perennials, and this variety can easily produce for up to 20 years!  Asparagus is best planted in early spring or fall, and can be grow in all areas and all types of soil!  There's nothing better than home grown and hand picked asparagus!

Did you know that asparagus makes for a great diuretic, or that it contains very high levels of beta carotene and other vitamins and minerals?  Need more fiber? Chew on some asparagus.  And ... If you're looking for help with controlling your diabetes, or preventing kidney stones...you should be planting and eating more asparagus! 

If you're looking for help with controlling your diabetes, or preventing kidney stones...you should be planting and eating more asparagus!

Asparagus is actually a perennial (a plant that lives for more than two years), spring or fall, flowering plant.   It thrives in maritime habitats and can survive in soils that are too saline for weeds to grow.   Crowns of asparagus are planted in the winter and your first shoots will appear in the spring. When you first start harvesting, those small shoots are often referred to as "thinnings" or sprue.  


Asparagus Seed Planting & Spacing Guide

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0.25 inches deep 10"-12" apart 7-21 days 75F to 85F Late fall and early spring. Full sun / partial shade 3' - 5' tall
    How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Asparagus (click here for more detailed growing instructions)
    Asparagus seeds started indoors should be started in 4 inch pots approximately 3 months before the last frost. They will germinate best at daytime temperatures at around 75-80 F, and a low temperature at night of around 65F. It may take as long as 3 weeks for the asparagus seeds to germinate. To hasten germination, soak the seed for 48 hours in water prior to planting. Sow the seeds approximately 1/2" to 3/4" deep in rows approximately 2 feet wide. Seedlings should be transplanted or thinned to a minimum of 3-4 inches between plants. These seedlings should grow for a summer, and the following year the 'yearlings' should be transplanted to the permanent asparagus bed ... learn more


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    Ways to Eat Asparagus

     Asparagus is delicious when eaten alone. You can boil, steam, grill, roast or saute' the stems.  Don't be afraid to incorporate asparagus into your other favorite foods such as soups, risotto's, lasagna's, quiche and more.  Do you like to can your own homegrown vegetables? You can never have to many jars of pickled asparagus!

     

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      Asparagus is delicious when eaten alone. You can boil, steam, grill, roast or saute' the stems.  Don't be afraid to incorporate asparagus into your other favorite foods such as soups, risotto's, lasagna's, quiche and more.  Do you like to can your own homegrown vegetables? You can never have to many jars of pickled asparagus! 

       


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