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Here you will find a collection of training materials and guides to help you have the most successful garden!

How To Plant Asparagus

Early Spring in Wisconsin is the ideal time to plant asparagus crowns.  This is usually the first 2 to 3 weeks of April. It is best to have the planting area prepared the season before. Having the area worked up before winter is ideal. A full sun and well drained area is prefered and will give you the highest yields.


Step-By-Step How To

  • Dig a furrow 10-12″ deep.  Add a layer of composted cow manure in the bottom. Adding this will act as a fertilizer the first couple of years.
  • Take a crown, spread the roots apart, and place in the trench. Place the 2nd crown so the ends of the roots are touching each other.
  • Space your rows 24″ apart.
  • Replace soil over top of the roots, filling furrow with 2-3″ of soil.
  • Water after planting. Keep newly planted crowns watered the first year.
  • Back fill with excess soil, weekly until all the soil is filled in and is almost level with the top of the crowns.

New spears should appear withing 2-3 weeks of planting. Do not harvest the first season. Allow the plants to produce fern-like stalks the first season. The stalks can be cut after a hard frost or in the Spring.

Tree + Shrub Planting

Step-By-Step How To

STEP 1: Call Diggers Hotline – 811

STEP 2: Dig a hole as deep at the pot, and about 3” wider that the pot.

STEP 3: Press and roll the pot on the ground, sliding the tree/shrub from the pot. Cut about 1” off the bottom of the root ball. This encourage root growth.

STEP 4: Add compost. We recommend using our Cotton Burr Compost. This is added TO the soil, NOT in place of soil.

STEP 5: Place tree/shrub in the hole, getting it as straight as possible. Add soil back in, firmly stomping the soil in around the root ball as filling the soil back in around the plant.

STEP 6: Water slowly and deeply. We find that using a hose on a slow flow for about 15 minutes for the first 5-7 days is a good rule of thumb.

Helpful Hints: Mulch around as soon as the tree/shrub is planted and has been watered. Keep mulch from touching the tree or shrub trunk(s). It’s best to get your plants in the ground within a day of purchasing. In a container, they will often times require water 2 times a day. Watering the first season is critical to the plants survival. We recommend watering every day for the first week. The goal after the first week is to start to wean the plant off of everyday drinks. By going 2 to 3 to 4 days between waterings, new roots are encouraged to grow. We also recommend watering new plants through early November, deeply and slowly on a weekly basis. This helps with winter stress. (Trees Only) Use a white wrap on trees from Mid November to Mid March. Do this for the first several years. Winter sun and cold can damage the tree bark and kill it.

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which perennial plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual extreme minimum winter temperature, displayed as 10-degree F zones and 5-degree F half zones.


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Frequently Asked Questions

01. Do you have a guarantee?

We guarantee our plants are true to name and viable when you receive them. There are too many factors beyond our control to guarantee that they will survive at your place or that they will survive the winter. Despite many years of practice, we lose plants over the winter regularly.

02. What are your hours?

Our hours vary based on the season, but will always be listed on the SHOP page and CONTACT US page.

03. Do you offer a repotting service?

Yes, we offer in-store repotting for a small additional fee. We are happy to repot plants when purchased; we can also repot plants or pots you may wish to bring from home, however, advance notice is appreciated in such cases.

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