Asparagus in containers?

BioTomatoApril 2, 2012

I want to start a little experiment to see if I can get full size asparagus stalks from a container. Has anyone tried this? Was it successful? I know the roots can get huge, so can anyone say a pot size?

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delaware(Z7 DE)

I researched this pretty thoroughly with searches. Most say no yet a few had success. The crucial thing seems to be a very big container. I'm goig to experiment with two 25 gallon pots (smart pots which are wide) and plant about 5 bare roots per pot. I'll see how they do sprouting, growing, and wintering over. Why not experiment too!

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Think DEEP, & keeping the soil cool is a key. Asparagus roots often run to 6' deep in favorable soils, and crowns are normally planted 6-8" below the soil line.

Best luck. I admire anyone who takes up the challenge.

Al

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 10:32PM
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