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Andersen AssociateProfessor Arkansas57471Is Our57471Campus Visitourwebsiteat httpwwwuaexedu Home57471Gardening57471Series Asparagus Environment Light 8800sunny Soil 8800well57471drainedf8800deep Fertility 8800med ID: 36623 Download Pdf

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Andersen AssociateProfessor Arkansas57471Is Our57471Campus Visitourwebsiteat httpwwwuaexedu Home57471Gardening57471Series Asparagus Environment Light 8800sunny Soil 8800well57471drainedf8800deep Fertility 8800med

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Agriculture and Natural Resources CraigR.Andersen AssociateProfessor ArkansasIs OurCampus Visitourwebsiteat: http://www.uaex.edu HomeGardeningSeries Asparagus Environment Light –≠sunny Soil –≠welldrainedf≠deep Fertility –≠mediumrich pH –≠phj≠to≠qhj Temperature –≠cool Moisture –≠average Culture Planting oneyearold≠crownsf spring Spacing kr≠x≠pj≠inches Hardiness hardy≠perennial Fertilizer mediumrichf≠summer

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