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    Default Asparagus in a tub?

    I am the only one who likes asparagus in myfamily so only need to grow a small ammount. I have access to plastic water barrels and wondered about growing maybe three crowns in half a plastic barrel? Would this work, and how many spears per year can I expect to get from one barrel?
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    The conventional reply to this is no you can't, because asparagus has huge, deep roots with a spread of 5ft or more. However you might find this interesting:
    The Trick To Growing Asparagus In Containers | Rodale's Organic Life
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    T&M do a kit Buy Asparagus Plants - Order Asparagus Online UK | Thompson & Morgan

    I got one through a special offer, but they died through neglect.

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    I was watching this when I was thinking of using containers and small beds at the ends of my paths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoeBIw9YIrs but I finally decided on giving them a bed of their own see Alans Allotment: Asparagus

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