My friend gave me some asparagus roots to plant. Asparagus are perennials, so I was extra excited – just needed to get them in the ground.
So, over the weekend, I planted the asparagus, but about an hour after finishing up, I realized I planted the roots upside down!!! Whoops!!
I went back out and replanted them right-side-up.
- I started out by digging a 12 x 12 inch trench in the garden and planned to space 3 plants ~18 inches apart.
- I made a gallon of manure tea and dumped it into the trench and covered it up, leaving about 3-4 inches of space to place the roots.
- While digging the trench, I let the roots soak in a manure tea. My gardening blunder came when I placed the crowns of the asparagus in the ground and the roots in the air.
- Upon realizing this, I removed the roots, soaked them while I dug again, and then replaced them with the stringy roots in the ground and the crows above ground. PHEW! Glad I caught that.
I found a broken robin’s egg, snapped a picture and then put it in the garden. Extra compost, nothing goes to waste!
I replanted and then placed one stick just north of each crown so I can find them, as they are harder to see now.
Everything is better with a little help from new friends.