How to plant asparagus crowns

At the risk of sounding like an insufferable egomaniac, I’m always stunned by the performance of my ‘how to plant asparagus’ video. It gets hundreds of plays every weekend, especially at this time of year – from which I infer that there are a lot of folks out there wanting to know how to do it right.

If you’re one of them, this video aims to help. I’m embedding it here again for punters arriving from search engines wanting to know how to do it:


A guide to planting asparagus from Soilman on Vimeo.

5 Responses to “How to plant asparagus crowns”

  1. tom Says:

    great vid learning which I’d like to implement but my garden isn’t suited, being in large crates.

    question: what’s the most practical way to train pea plants up a frame or mesh ?

    I’ve planted out 8 pea seedlings which are all doing well and would like to get them to behave this year, and grow upwards without getting into a horrible tangle.

    i’m just asking if anyone knows a good online resource about this. thanks, tom

  2. Soilman Says:

    Hi Tom

    I don’t think it much matters if they do get in a tangle. Mine always do. Doesn’t seem to affect their cropping.

  3. Tanya Walton Says:

    I have already watched this but will possibly give it another quck view as I am hoping to get an asapragus bed in this year!!

  4. altadenahiker Says:

    Whatever you’ve cooked up, I’m sure it’s better than Iron Man 3.

  5. Matron Says:

    Hope that gets going for you soon. Asparagus is just one of the real gourmet treats from the allotment. The difference in taste between home grown and the horrible supermarket asparagus is incomparable.