Asparagus – 20 Years of Goodness

AsparagusAsparagus is a nutrient rich vegetable including vitamin A, C, D, fiber, and folate.  Eating asparagus is used to help prevent kidney and bladder stones as well as anemia.  It can help with weight loss and the antioxidants help fight certain cancers such as bone and breast.

So are you ready to plant some?  Guess what? It takes up to 2 years to 3 years before you can harvest asparagus so this should be one of the first things you plant in your homestead.  It is a perennial which means that it dies back in the winter and comes back in the spring.  Asparagus should be cut back at soil level when the foliage dies back and turns brown or yellow.  This helps to prevent disease and pests.  Asparagus can last up to 20 plus years.  You can start by planting the seeds indoors for the first year and then transplant them in the spring when the soil is workable.  The seeds should be planted 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart.

To learn more about planting asparagus click on the video below from Self Sufficient Me.



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