After we bought our house, every spring I considered planting asparagus. So I would do a little research only to be reminded that I wouldn't be able to harvest any asparagus for 2 or 3 years! This was discouraging, so I would abandon the idea every year. After several years of this, I realized that I could have had asparagus by then had I planted it and had the patience to wait for the right time to harvest it. I planted one small row of about 12 asparagus crowns. During the third spring I began to harvest it. Now, several years later, we get about 6 or 8 servings of asparagus each spring - that is if I don't eat it as I pick it!!
April is the time to plant asparagus in Utah. You can purchase the little starts (crowns) at your local garden center - usually for a limited time in mid-spring. Be sure to plant the crowns correctly and give them plenty of good compost and organic fertilizer. Here is some good information about growing asparagus.
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