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About This Plant...
Family: Liliaceae
Genus and species: Asparagus officinalis
Growing Season: spring
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 12-14 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10-14 days
Germination temp.: 60-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch (soak the seeds in water overnight before planting)
Days to maturity: 3 years from seed
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 9-15 inches
Spacing between rows: 48-72 inches
Growing On...
Pests: asparagus beetle
Diseases: -
Harvest: cut off at ground level those spears that are thicker than a pencil
Growing tips: keep asparagus bed weeded

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