Are you one of those who like to go out in search of asparagus? And, what do you think of the idea of having asparagus plants in your patio or orchard? They are plants that are very resistant to drought and, in addition, a single specimen produces a large quantity of asparagus for a few months.
You can buy them at the supermarket, but they don’t usually taste the same as those you pick from the field, mainly due to the way they are grown. So, I encourage you to go in search of plants that give asparagus, but not to collect them, but their seeds. For them to germinate, I am going to tell you step by step how to reproduce asparagus .
For as long as I can remember, my mother and sister have always gone looking for asparagus. The month of February arrived and there was no day that they did not take advantage of the walk to catch many , since the plants grew right on both sides of the street. I don’t know how they did it, but they always came with two good bundles. When I grew up, I ended up joining, and I have to confess that I had a hard time (and still have a hard time) finding some. My mother, however, sees them without difficulty.
Going to pick asparagus is one of the things that can be done as a family, enjoying the countryside and the outdoors. The problem is that due to the increased use of chemical pesticides on the streets, it is not always safe to pick them up. One way of not exposing ourselves to danger is by having our own asparagus plants .
Reproduction of the asparagus
The asparagus is a plant that flowers in spring, and bears fruit in late summer/early autumn depending on the species and location. The fruit is a red drupe inside which are the seeds, which are black. So that they germinate as soon as possible, it is highly recommended to place them in a glass of water at room temperature for 24 hours . In this way, the embryo will be hydrated and thus “awaken”.
The next day, they are planted in a pot with black peat mixed with river sand or, if you cannot get it, with perlite or pumice . Place it in an area where it receives direct sunlight, and always keep it moist, but not flooded. The first ones will not take long to sprout: about 2-3 weeks, but the later ones can do it after two months.
In the event that frosts occur in your area, it is more advisable to purchase a packet of seeds in spring and sow them in that season to prevent seedlings from being damaged.