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Growing Asparagus in Canberra

Asparagus is believed to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean lands and Asia Minor, and has been used as a food for thousands of years. It was depicted in the Pyramids by the Egyptians and the Romans named it the ‘King of Vegetables’. Today asparagus is grown widely throughout the world. Asparagus does best in well drained, light, loamy soils with plenty of composted manure and other organic matter. Planting is best carried out in the cooler months from June until September. Asparagus likes a rich, well dug, loamy soil in full sun, and it is best to incorporate into...

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