This post comes a little late, but this spring we did plant about 300 asparagus plants, hoping that when they get established (about 3 years) we will be able to offer U-pick asparagus as well as the blueberries. If you’d like to read a little more about how the asparagus rows were plowed up, go here.
You have to prepare the rows by adding composted manure first, since the soil is so clay like around here. Here Grant is shoveling it into buckets to be transferred to the rows. That wagon, by the way, is our most invaluable farm tool! (At least, I personally think it is one of them). We really can’t get along with out it! It has hauled dozens and dozens of loads of saw dust and absolutely everything else that needs to be taken from one place to another! Recently, however, I fear it is beginning to show serious signs of aging.
I, knowing virtually nothing about how asparagus works except that we had a very poor patch of it in the garden, did not realize that we would be planting many spider-like roots instead of real plants. Most of the roots thankfully sprouted into wispy green plants not too long after these pictures were taken.