VIDEO: Planting Asparagus in Raised Beds 🌱☀️ || Flock Finger Lakes
Adding raised beds into your garden space doesn’t need to be complicated. Watch Summer from @flockfingerlakes assemble raised beds and fill them for planting some perennial crops. She plants asparagus and sunchokes using our Espoma Organic Raised Bed Mix and our Espoma Organic Vegetable & Flower Garden Soil.
Perennial crops don’t need to be replanted each year. After harvest, they automatically grow back. Many fruit, forage, and some vegetable crops, including fruit trees, alfalfa, grapes, asparagus, and olive trees, are perennial crops.
Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, are root vegetables that are members of the sunflower family. Sunchokes can grow to be 5 to 10 feet tall and produce beautiful yellow flowers and edible tubers that have a nutty flavor.
Asparagus plants can take three to five years to mature fully, but once they start producing you will be harvesting asparagus spears for more than a month every spring.
We recommend planting crops using Espoma Organic Bio-tone Starter Plus and then feeding perennial crops with either Espoma Organic Garden-tone or Plant-tone.