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Asparagus: How to Grow in the Home Garden | When to plant asparagus | Asparagus growing conditions | How to harvest asparagus | Tips for growing asparagus

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from Martha Stewart

Asparagus Growing Guide

Days to Harvest: A newly planted asparagus patch should not be harvested for its first year -- it needs this time to become established in the garden. The second year, you can harvest selectively over a two-week period. The third year, harvest over four weeks. The fourth year and beyond, you may harvest over an 8- to 10-week period, up until new shoots emerge thin and spindly. When to Plant: Plant crowns in early-mid spring, as soon as the soil can be worked. Keep the asparagus patch free…

from Better Homes and Gardens

When to Plant Vegetables

When to Plant Vegetables... At a soil temperature of 40 degrees F, plant arugula, kale, lettuces, radicchio, radishes, and spinach. At a soil temperature of 50 degrees F, plant Chinese cabbage, onions. At a soil temperature of 60 degrees F, plant beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots. Other cool-season vegetables include asparagus, celery, collards, garlic, kohlrabi, potatoes, rhubarb, and rutabagas.

from eHow

When & How to Cut Down Asparagus Plants

When & How to Cut Down Asparagus Plants | eHow

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Cocktail kiwis that are super sweet! Originating from Siberia, hardy to -35°C and growing up to 2m in one season, this delightful, grapevine-like plant produces up to 400 miniature fuzz-free kiwis every year! Eat them fresh from the vine or cut them in half and dry in a low oven to make sticky wine gum-like sweets but without any E numbers! Harvest: September-November. 1 plant can yield up to 20kg fruit when mature. Latin Name: Actinidia arguta.

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Asparagus is one of the tastiest, easiest vegetables you can g row. A little work up front pays off with years of good eating. Find out how to plant and manage this quintessential spring crop.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Which are the best rhubarb varieties to grow?

The best time to plant rhubarb crowns is from November to December when they are dormant, but you can wait until spring. Rhubarb grows be...

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