I know it is a good idea to bury part of the stem of tomatoes when transplanting as they will sprout new roots along the stem. I am wondering if something similar applies to asparagus.

My asparagus seedling (started from seed) is rather thin in the stem and I am hoping to bury part of it so it will have less plant to support.


It should be fine, I doubt they will root like tomatoes... Monocots grow adventitious roots, I wouldnt worry too much about it, unless you live in an area with a lot of water... Then avoid it.

  • I have since read that people plant asparagus very deep so that they can till over them without hurting the roots... (as they are perennials)... I haven't done this yet myself so some research could be in order Dec 17 '15 at 16:41

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