Asparagus ?'s

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Old 04-20-09, 08:56 AM
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Asparagus ?'s

I did a search and didn't find the answer I was looking for...I'm starting the second year of my asparagus bed and I need some suggestions on what fertilizer to use this Spring. I thought I heard somewhere that I shouldn't use a fertilizer with a high content of nitrogen...is that correct? I don't have access to any "natural" fertilizers so I have to buy them from a store. Thanx for any suggestions and keep up the great work on a great site!!!
 
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Old 04-20-09, 09:38 AM
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Per this site...http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardand...asparagus.html

Each spring before spears appear, work a balanced garden fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 12-12- 12 into the soil at the rate of approximately 1 to 1 pounds per 100 square feet of garden. You can also add some well-rotted manure or compost.

There should be similar info at whatever extension service covers for your area.

I noticed it varied by region, OH was different than CO for instance.
 
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Old 04-20-09, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by walleyeshark View Post
I don't have access to any "natural" fertilizers so I have to buy them from a store.
Natural and organic fertilizers can be purchased at almost every garden center including the big box stores these days. This might help you to select organic and natural fertilizers.
http://www.greenhands.com/soil/index.html
http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/234.pdf

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Old 04-20-09, 04:46 PM
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And while we are on the subject of asparagus, up until last year I wouldn't eat the stuff with YOUR mouth! But I was at a restaurant once where only the entree was listed and with "vegetable of the day" listed. Surely it wouldn't be asparagus! It was, lightly salted, lightly grilled and crisp. Ooooh, what a treat.
Our patch has been highly successful using mushroom compost which we can get locally.
 
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Grilled, broiled, (or even sauted in a pan), with some olive oil, sea salt and ground pepper is the BOMB!

Put it on a plate or baking dish, drizzle with oil, add salt and pepper. Then grill, saute, or broil quickly.

Still makes yer pee stink though.
 
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