Even though we aren’t going to have a real garden at the new location, I want to have asparagus, rhubarb (which I could not grow in Texas) and garlic.
As far as asparagus, I try to grow only male plants but the last two times I bought asparagus crowns that were supposed to be all male, there were a few female plants in there. Most female asparagus doesn’t produce as many spears as do the males and the worst part – the red “fruit” that has seeds and asparagus pops up everywhere. Here, it hasn’t mattered so much but when I’m growing asparagus in my yard, I don’t like having to pull the volunteer plants from the lower beds, walkways, etc. and I’m sure my neighbors don’t appreciate it in their yards either.
I was able to order some Jersey Knit asparagus from Etsy. I had done a little research to see which variety was best or southern MO so I was happy to find two year old crowns on Etsy. It will be shipped in December and I’ll need to plant it probably in March or April so that gives us time to get some raised beds built.