Asparagus, Mary Washington, Heirloom, Organic 100+ Seeds, Tasty Healthy Veggie
GROWN NATURALLY WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES AT MY SEED FARM, HARVESTED AND PACKAGED BY HAND IN RESEALABLE AIR TIGHT BAGS (EACH BAG IS INDIVIDUALLY LABELED). EACH PURCHASE INCLUDES A FULL PAGE SEED FACT SHEET AND PLANTING/GROWING INSTRUCTIONS. ALL SEED LOTS ARE TESTED FOR GERMINATION. LAST GERMINATION TEST 80 PERCENT. Delicious. No garden is complete without Asparagus. This is a wonderful heirloom variety with good old-fashioned taste. Asparagus a member of the lily family and is one of the first vegetables ready to harvest in the spring. It originated near the Mediterranean Sea and was considered a delicacy by the ancient Greeks. Mary Washington is a very strong growing and productive strain producing long, thick spears in May and June depending on your season. A rust resistant variety. Fresh or suitable for freezing. Sow outdoors in mid spring in a rich, loose seed bed. It is recommend that you soak the seeds for 48 hours in warm water before sowing 2in deep, 3in apart in rows 12in apart. Germination is slow so be patient. Seeds can also be started in the greenhouse or kitchen. Really think about where your asparagus will go because most beds can last from 20 to 30 years. For this reason, asparagus should be planted at the side or end of the garden, where it will not be disturbed by normal year to year cultivation. It is also wise to really prepare this bed well because you will want to leave it undisturbed for a few season till it establishes. Starting Asparagus from seed can be tricky. How to prepare the bed can be a challenge. Learning to successfully cultivate your asparagus can be daunting. Seeds can be sown directly into garden when soil is warm or started in containers. Zones 3-10 All seeds are packaged and for the current growing season.