How to create an asparagus bed (part one)

Monty assesses what went wrong with his old asparagus patch, and looks at the conditions that asparagus plants really need for his new asparagus bed.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Even the best gardeners have some failures, and you need to know when to cut your losses. In this clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don harvests the last of his asparagus shoots, before digging up the plants, which have failed to thrive.

Monty assesses what went wrong, and the conditions that asparagus plants really need – then plans the new asparagus bed he’s going to make that will meet all their needs.

Don’t forget to watch the second part of the process on creating an asparagus bed.

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