Wednesday, September 14, 2016


This is my asparagus plant today

I moved it from the terrace garden into the backyard, near the washing area.
The weather in this new place a bit cooler than in our terrace garden.

As long as I know, this plant is a shade tolerant plant.
But I have to learn about this plant more and more.

I have ever seen that asparagus plant in the productive period usually 'loose leaves', I means gardener cut all the leaf stalks.

Look... the spear that popping up from the soil is so small/slim.
It might I will get bigger tubby spear if I remove all the leaves.

Readers, please share me your experience how to treat this plant.
Thanks before...


  1. Endah, sebelum ini ada tanam dua pokok asparagus dari biji benih. Pokoknya subur cuma asparagusnya kecil seperti batangnya itu. Akhirnya pokok itu mati kering. Tapi sekarang tumbuh lagi pokok yang baru. Dari benihnya yang berterbangan barang kali. Sekiranya endah mahu asparagus yang besar seperti di pasar, endah boleh cuba tanam dari 'crown' iaitu akarnya. Harganya agak mahal. Kalau di Malaysia harganya RM70.00 - RM100.00. Ia akan muncul di atas Tanah. Kemudian endah boleh tuai asparagus tersebut.

    1. Disinipun sama. Saya cari penjual crown asparagus di sini, tapi belum juga menemukan.
      Thanks for sharing

  2. Hi Endah, I am not a vegetable gardener, but my understanding is that you dig out the asparagus spears if you want to eat them before they have a chance to produce leaves.
    That being said, I am more than surprised to see asparagus even growing in your region.
    You certainly like to experiment with veggies!
    Warm regards,

    1. Thank you for sharing, Christina. Yes, I like to do experiment on growing so many plants, especially veggies.

  3. Endah
    to eat asparagus, they must be high to earth ground.
    Asparagus is a delicious vegetable. In Europe, the asparagus season starts in May and ends in early June.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Lucia.
      Have a nice day.

  4. You should chop that little spear offo before it gets too big. I'm not sure about growing in pots as the edible sprouts pop up all over the place!

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Belinda. That's really interesting.

  5. I have asparagus, Endah, but never eat it :) It's a decorative home plant here. Mine blooms and has fruit - red small berries. The flowers are fragrant and pretty. I re-plant it in bigger pot every 3 years, because asparagus has many roots in this period.