The best way to transplant asparagus is to move an asparagus crown no older than one year into trenches between 6 and 10 inches deep, depending on the type of soil. Then phosphate fertilizer needs to be added in order to limit transplant shock and keep the plant alive.Continue Reading
When transplanting asparagus, only a year-old crown should be used because older crowns are too big and less impervious to transplant shock, resulting in death to the plant. The crown is then placed in a deep trench. If the soil is sandy, the trench needs to be 10 inches deep. If the soil is a thicker clay, than the trenches only have to be 6 inches deep. After the crown is placed in the trench, it is covered by 3 inches of soil. After about 6 weeks once the plant has started to grow, an additional 3 inches of soil are added.
Fertilizing the transplanted crowns is a critical aspect of the process. The fertilizer needs to be a phosphate fertilizer with low levels of potassium and nitrogen. Triple super phosphate fertilizers work the best.
After transplantation, the crown needs to be left alone for up to 2 years. Only then should it be harvested.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers