If you are thinking about growing asparagus, and if you have a garden definitely consider it, Mother Earth News most recent edition has one of the best and most comprehensive tutorials on asparagus I have ever read. How I wish I had seen this a few years ago when we planted ours! I would have indulged in a few more spears last year and would have spaced the asparagus bed farther apart from the main vegetable garden. Oh well, live and learn. Check out the article here so that you can learn before you plant.
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