Growing from crowns vs. growing from seed
I’m growing asparagus from seed (available from Johnny’s).Typically, asparagus is bought as crowns, which are essentially plant roots, and are much more expensive. Either from seed or from crowns, Asparagus can’t be harvested for the first two years after planting to allow it to establish a hardy root system. I recall reading that growing it from seed was actually better somehow, but I forget why, so I won’t make any claims. Something about being able to harvest sooner in the life of the plant, since a crown is already a year old when it comes to you and you still have to wait two years.
Anyway, seed should technically be planted now, but if you throw some asparagus into your Johnny’s order and it arrives in two weeks, I truly can’t see the harm in planting it a little late. What’s two weeks in the life of a plant that lives for years?
And a tip: the seeds need light to germinate. My seed tray sat there for two weeks doing nothing, but when I turned on the grow light just to see what happened, they started poking their faces up.