Asparagus plants are a perennial vegetable that can produce for more than 15 years. The plant produces a tender and delicious spear vegetable, and plants are available in traditional green and the burgundy/purple, which produces a sweeter spear.
Asparagus grows best in full sun and well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Once planted, the asparagus plant will take two growing seasons before maturing and producing spears. As long as you start them off on the right foot, they are easy to grow.
Homeowners can also plant asparagus in raised beds or containers when space is limited, just keep in mind that the feathery asparagus plant can grow 3 to 4 feet tall.