The Produce Garden: How to Grow Asparagus
Updated: this is not me in this video, just posting a super helpful video. Sorry for the confusion!
I have never attempted to grow asparagus but I plan to invest in a little garden plot and a lot of patience this year. I’ve poured over tons of material to educate myself, but I can only learn so much by reading books, and then paralysis starts to set in as I see the 159,000 Google results for “how to grow asparagus.” Since I’m a self-proclaimed impatient gardener, cringe at the idea of failure, and prefer to enjoy the fruits of my labor as quickly as possible, I tend to gravitate towards the how-to videos.
I found The Produce Garden on the first page of my Google search. I love his relaxed, step-by-step, home style videos of showing the different aspects of rural living, from growing organic fruits and vegetables, rearing livestock, gardening and self-sufficiency. If you have the space, many of his techniques can be applied to urban living as well. These videos may seem overly simple for the experienced gardener, and everyone probably has their own opinion of growing edibles depending on their region, but his videos capture the details that books and internet articles seem to overlook. His Aussie accent is an added bonus.
DISCLAIMER: I do NOT recommend you making your own pesticides, herbicides, or any other -icides. Chemicals are scientifically tested for a reason. Try alternative approaches like Integrated Pest Management and feeding your soil promotes healthy plants, people and pets.
Growing veggies for the first time is like trying to follow directions to a friend’s house for the first time. Verbal or written directions seem obvious to the person who drives to and from home everyday. You know the scenario; your friend says, “oh, the directions are super easy,” then an hour later, your saying, “sorry I’m late but I didn’t see the blue mailbox on the right.” [Thank goodness for Google Maps for us visually dependent people to help guide us through life outside the garden].
Learn more about Christian, the man in the videos, at his website The Produce Garden.