HOW TO GROW ASPARAGUS IN THE WICKING BED | 8 EASY TIPS TO GROW ASPARAGUS


Asparagus is a perennial flowering plant and its young shoots are used as spring vegetables.  Asparagus is a widely used vegetable it can be served as a side dish, salads, soup, stir-fries, and casseroles. Asparagus is a well-known antioxidant and promotes detoxification.

Asparagus is widely used and the process of growing asparagus is straightforward and super easy even beginners can grow it. In this article, we will explain the process of growing asparagus in the wicking bed.

Step By Step Process Of Growing Asparagus In The Wicking Bed.


1. Select Seeds.

For growing asparagus, you need to pick up seeds asparagus. For this purpose, you can buy it from the market or nursery or the supermarket. during buying seeds just keep one thing in mind seeds will be dormant and provide suitable conditions for breaking dormancy.


2. Place wicking Bed On Suitable Spot.

Before making any preparation place your wicking bed in a suitable place. Place your wicking bed on a sunny spot where your plant can get 6-8 hours of light daily. So that it shows proper growth because light plays an important role in the growth of the plant.


3. Prepare Wicking Bed.

  1. Place the raised bed in the desired location because when it is filled with soil it is immovable.

2. Your wicking bed needs to be leveled properly because it holds water. If the wicking bed is not balanced properly then water will drain out on one side and the other side is too dry.

3. So level properly if the soil level is high then dig out some soil and if soil level is low then add some soil.

4. And then above 20cm from the ground drill a hole in the raised bed with the help of a drill machine and then lay down a pond liner and fit it properly.

5. After that drill 10mm holes all around in the last 30cm and in 50mm wide PVC pipe for water inlet, you can use L shape inlet. 

6. Clamp the raised bed with the help of screw clamps and then fill the coarse scoria layer and level it properly and fairly and cover it with geotextile fiber.

7. After making sure the scoria layer is leveled correctly add some potting soil which is a fine mixture of sandy loam, peat, moss, compost, manure, coco peat, and clay loam. 

8.  And trim out extra pond liner with the help of scissors. drill a hole in the raised bed with the help of a drill machine and then lay down a pond liner and fit it properly.

9. After that drill 10mm holes all around in the last 30cm and in 50mm wide PVC pipe for water inlet, you can use L shape inlet. 

10. Clamp the raised bed with the help of screw clamps and then fill the coarse scoria layer and level it properly and fairly and cover it with geotextile fiber.

11. After making sure the scoria layer is leveled correctly add some potting soil which is a fine mixture of sandy loam, peat, moss, compost, manure, coco peat, and clay loam.

12. And trim out extra pond liner with the help of scissors


4. Sow Seeds.

After preparing the wicking bed we will sow seeds in the wicking bed. Sow one-inch deep seeds in the wicking bed and spaced three to four inches apart within a row that is one foot apart from each other.


5. Take Care Of Your Plant.

Your Asparagus plant needs regular watering. When your asparagus plant is young it needs 1 to 2 inches of water per week during its first two growing seasons. So water your plant properly for its better growth.


6. After sowing seeds Add Fertilizers.

After sowing seeds your plant needs fertilizers after 2 to 3 weeks of sowing seeds. Your seeds need fertilizers you can use All Purpose Garden Fertilizers for providing all the nutrients which are necessary for their proper growth. 

If you do not want to use inorganic fertilizers you can use homemade organic fertilizers. You can throw peels of veggies and fruits, and as a calcium source, you can throw egg shells into a wicking bed.

 As we know that asparagus loves phosphorous you can use composted manure, bone meal, and Rock phosphate. Coffee grounds are a source of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium as well as some macronutrients you can also throw them into your wicking bed so that your asparagus grows well.


7. Add Pesticides And Insecticides To Prevent From Pests And Insects.

Take care of your plant properly to avoid pests you can use pesticides so that you can get maximum yield. To prevent insects you can use insecticides so that you will get maximum yield. The fungus may attack your plant to protect your favorite asparagus plant from fungal attack you can use fungicides.


8. Harvesting.

When your plant reaches up to 8 to 10 inches in height and ½ and ¾ inches in thickness you can harvest your asparagus plant. Harvesting of asparagus starts at the end of April.  After picking asparagus you can eat it by making several dishes, you can use it in a salad.

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