The asparagus crowns arrived yesterday. My goal today was to get them planted before the roots dried out. I dug two trenches about 16ins apart and will place the crowns about 16ins apart in the rows.
The light colored material you see is wood ashes. They have been there for 3-4mo and should be well leached out. The crowns are planted about 5ins deep and as soon as the shoots appear, I will top-dress the beds another 2-3ins.
All the crowns are in place and all I have to do now is to water them good.
If the weather holds out long enough tomorrow, I will plant my Yukon Gold potatoes in the first two boxes. As usual, all comments are welcome. John