Growing Asparagus from Seed

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

Placed some asparagus seeds in a 4 inch wide pot about 4 weeks ago and I now have a very spindly green frond which is droopy and seems to have stopped growing

? What do I do next please friends

I realise that its a long haul to get them in the ground


  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

    4 to 6 inches and there are 3 or 4 in each pot so I have about 16 altogether

    They are about half the size of yours from the photo

    They are in my conservatory which currently gets the sun only briefly in the mornings. In Summer it is quite warm

    ? Can I just place them outside for a few hours a day from say March onwards


  • I hope you are in for the long haul!

    I sowed some asparagus seed last year like you in modules and planted them out in the summer in a specially prepared bed in my son's garden. They grew quite well and I have lots of tall wispery aparagus  ferns. The family joke is that is that they will be my son's inheritance by the time they are thick enough to cut. Now I know why aparagus crowns are the way to go if you can afford them.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782


    Conservatory is not heated but will give them an airing when appropriate


    Will let you know in Spring 2016 then !!

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