Asparagus blog post

How to Grow Asparagus!

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Asparagus plants are quite the investment of time taking up to 3 years for a harvest. If you are planning on growing asparagus, make sure to plan ahead and set aside a section of your garden just for this.   How to Grow: Asparagus can be started indoors 10-12 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our […]

Asparagus Beetle blog post

How to: Manage Asparagus Beetles in Your Garden

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Asparagus beetles have a similar look to lady bugs. As larvae, they are 1/3 inch long and are slug like in appearance. Adult asparagus beetles are about 1/4 inch in length and are metallic blue-black with either yellow or black spots on their wings. Both adult and larvae can be dangerous to your asparagus causing the tips to turn brown and twist.   Treatment Options: Hand-picking and placing in a soapy pail of water is […]