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Asparagus—King of the Garden

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Do you enjoy eating asparagus bought at the grocery store? Then you’ll love asparagus straight from your home garden. The crispness, the flavor, the color of homegrown asparagus is beyond compare. And growing asparagus is so easy! A little work up front will…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
If you’ve ever been tempted to pick up a stalk of cooked asparagus with your fingers and bite into its crisp, delicious flesh—you’re in good company! Asparagus is considered a finger food—so long as it’s not covered in sauce—in England and many other countries. With…  READ MORE right arrow
A beautiful fresh harvest of asparagus


Purple, white, and green asparagus
Asparagus come in three main types: green, purple, and white. Technically, white is not a variety but is cultivated in a way that inhibits photosynthesis, leaving the asparagus white.   READ MORE right arrow
Asparagus growing in open land
Asparagus is easy to plant and grow, but because this vegetable is a perennial, it has some special requirements for planting. Whether you grow asparagus in raised beds or open land, your crop will keep producing for decades, so be sure to give your asparagus garden plenty of space as they will spread and create new shoots each year.  READ MORE right arrow

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