Gardening: Top Tips

Here are some top tips to get more out of your gardening - June 2, 2013.

THREE WAYS TO... Succeed with asparagus:

1. Only plant it if you have room for 30 crowns, or you won’t get a big enough crop.

2. Be patient. Allow at least three years before you start cutting any spears, and longer if you’re growing from seed.

3. Plant crowns in a warm place - avoid frost pockets - on well-drained, fertile soil, soaking them for an hour if they look dry and spreading the roots.