How to Grow Asparagus ___ Asparagus is a perennial vegetable. It takes three years from planting to get an appreciable crop, but the fresh asparagus is well worth the wait. A well-maintained asparagus patch will yield for 15 to 30 years.
Many items can be reused and repurposed for seed starting containers. Empty cardboard egg cartons, and even egg shells themselves make great little seed starting pots - and can be popped right into the garden at planting time!