Asparagus Plants

Asparagus Soil Prep


Npink@midamaero.com added on June 19, 2016 | Answered

We are making an asparagus bed. We amended the bed with peat moss and sand because it was pretty much clay. Will the peat moss help or hurt asparagus growth?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 20, 2016

Asparagus is tolerant of most soil conditions except clay.
They prefer a sandy loamy soil. Asparagus need good drainage and the soil needs to be able to maintain moisture.
An optimum ph is between 6.5 and 7.0.
You an do a quick soil test on your bed to determine where you are at with the amendments that you have added.
If you ph is too high you can add sulphur to correct as determined by a soil test.
Your local County Extension Office can help you with a soil test.
I've included a link to help you find your nearest office.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/planting-asparagus-how-to-make-an-asparagus-bed.htm

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