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Asparagus Propagation: Learn How To Propagate Asparagus Plants

Tender new asparagus shoots are one of the first crops of the season. The delicate stems rise from thick tangled root crowns, which produce best after a few seasons. Growing asparagus plants from division is possible, but the most common method is from root crowns. Learn how to propagate asparagus in your zone for a wonderful spring perennial crop.

How to Propagate Asparagus

Asparagus root crowns must be one year old before they’ll produce any stems. Plants started from seed will need an extra year before they reach that point. Established asparagus plots yield even more plants when you dig up the crowns, divide and replant them. All three methods of propagating asparagus plants are simple ways to introduce asparagus to your home garden.

You can start harvesting the spears when the plants are in the ground for two years. By the third year, you will be getting larger and thicker spears, but over time, they get smaller and less robust. This is when you know it is time to divide the original crown.

Growing Asparagus from Seeds

Older asparagus plants produce red berries, which contain seeds. These come from the spears after they are allowed to turn into ferns at the end of the season. Seeds are viable if they have not experienced freezing temperatures.

Collect the berries, crush them and separate out the seed. Soak the seed to remove the rest of the pulp and then dry it out for a few days. Store the seed in a cool, dry location and then plant in spring.

The best results are from seeds started indoors and then transplanted out after all danger of frost has passed. Asparagus propagation by seed is cheap but it will require two years before you see the first shoots.

Asparagus Crown Division

Asparagus propagation by division is one of the most common methods. When production of spears slows down over several years, it is time to cut the root into pieces.

Dig up the root in late fall after the last ferns have died back. Cut it into several pieces, each with plenty of healthy root attached. Replant them then or wait until spring after the last frost. Store the roots in a mesh or paper bag filled with sawdust if you chose the latter.

Roots from asparagus crown division will need another year to establish and produce spears.

Asparagus Growing Conditions

No matter which method you use for propagating asparagus plants, they must have well drained soil with a moderate pH. Amend the soil with generous amounts of compost, leaf litter and other rich organic components.

Harvest the spears until they become small and spindly. Then allow them to fern. This allows the plant to gather energy for the following season’s spear production. Cut the ferns back when they die.

Remember, asparagus roots will spread over time but diminish in production. Divide them every three years or so for a non-stop harvest year after year.

Propagating asparagus

The crowns (asparagus roots) you can purchase are seed started by nursery wholesalers using the varieties available from seed producers. They are usually one year old crowns; they are not divisions. Occasionally two year old crowns are available, but they are difficult to plant successfully because of the length and bulk of their roots. Some purchased hybrid varieties are not available from seed to home gardeners. Division as a means of making more plants is far more complicated than you might believe: the techniques used depend greatly on the type of root: rhizome, tuber, rhizomatous, crown root (as in asparagus), tap root (usually not divisable), etc. Crown root division means taking enough of the crown (the area between the root and the top growth) with enough attached roots and replanting the division. If it grows, it will still be one to two years before it becomes productive. Growing asparagus successfully is a waiting game: it takes patience even when starting from purchased crowns as you should not harvest the first year of planting and cut only sparingly the second. Not until the fifth year after planting can you safely cut for a whole season. The way we see it, you’re going to have that one to two year wait no matter which method, dividing one or two plants just to see what happens. Maybe you will make a breakthrough in asparagus propagation!.

Once you are persuaded to grow your own, you have a choice of planting seeds or roots (sometimes called crowns). Figure on 10 to 20 plants for each asparagus lover in your household and plant them 12 inches apart.

Whether you start with seeds or roots, I recommend planting one of the recently developed all-male varieties, like Jersey Giant or Jersey Prince, which make growing asparagus even easier than in the past. Older varieties of asparagus, including Martha Washington, consist of male and female plants. The problem with such varieties is that the females set seeds. Seed production leads to two problems. First, making seeds takes energy, so female plants yield fewer spears than male plants. Second, those seeds produce seedlings, so the asparagus patch eventually becomes overcrowded.

Seeds cost less than roots and assure you of the freshest plants to set in the ground. Seeds are also relatively easy to grow, as long as you have the patience. Soak them in water for 24 hours and then sow them in seed flats for eventual transplanting, or place them directly in the garden. In a few weeks, the first wispy stems will appear. The first spears will take much longer; it will be two or three years before your first harvest.

Planting asparagus roots is a lot easier now than it was in the past, when gardeners were told to excavate a deep trench, set roots in the bottom and gradually fill in around the spears as they grew. These days it is fine to create a planting hole for the roots just deep enough for the buds — the beginnings of young spears — to set below ground level. Deep planting used to be recommended because it protected the plants from plow blades and tillers, not a concern if you just mulch your plantsas I do.

Make sure to plant with the buds, which look like miniature white asparagus spears, pointing up. Be patient Even two-year-old roots, which are sometimes offered for sale, need a year to get established.

Asparagus

Asparagus is a hardy perennial. It is the only common vegetable that grows wild along roadsides and railroad tracks over a large part of the country. Although establishing a good asparagus bed requires considerable work, your efforts will be rewarded. A well-planned bed can last from 20 to 30 years. For this reason, asparagus should be planted at the side or end of the garden, where it will not be disturbed by normal garden cultivation. Asparagus is one of the first vegetables ready to harvest in the spring. Asparagus is native to the Mediterranean and was eaten by the ancient Greeks.

Recommended Varieties

The list of commonly available varieties has significantly changed in recent years. Standard varieties like Mary Washington, Martha Washington and Waltham Washington are still being offered; but a number of new varieties that are either predominantly or all male recently have been introduced in to common usage. Asparagus plants are naturally either male or female. The female plants bear seeds, which take considerable energy from the plant and sprout new seedlings, which cause overcrowding in the bed. Male plants produce thicker, larger spears because they put no energy into seeds and have no weedy seedling problem. A line that produces only male plants was discovered and has been incorporated into some truly amazing varieties. Jersey Giant, Jersey Knight, Jersey Prince, Syn 53, Syn 4-362, UC 157 and Viking KBC are new hybrids with larger yields. It is advisable to plant the best variety available, as an asparagus bed should remain productive for at least 15 to 20 years. If you are starting a new bed, you may never get to choose a variety again if your bed produces that long. All the newer varieties are cold tolerant and are resistant to rust and fusarium.

When to Plant

Asparagus should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. One-year-old crowns or plants are preferred. Seeds are sown in a production bed and allowed to grow for a year. The young plants have compact buds in the center (crown), with numerous dangling, pencil-sized roots. Adventurous gardeners can start their own plants from seed. Although this adds a year to the process of establishing the bed, it does ensure fresh plants and the widest possible variety selection.

Spacing & Depth

Place the plants in a trench 12 to 18 inches wide and a full six inches deep. The crowns should be spaced 9 to 12 inches apart. Spread the roots out uniformly, with the crown bud side up, in an upright, centered position, slightly higher than the roots.

Cover the crown with two inches of soil. Gradually fill the remaining portion of the trench during the first summer as the plants grow taller. Asparagus has a tendency to “rise” as the plants mature, the crowns gradually growing closer to the soil surface. Many gardeners apply an additional 1 to 2 inches of soil from between the rows in later years.

Care

As asparagus plants grow, they produce a mat of roots that spreads horizontally rather than vertically. In the first year, the top growth is spindly. As the plants become older, the stems become larger in diameter.

As noted, asparagus plants are dioecious (either solely male or solely female). The female plants develop more spears or stems than the male plants, but the stems are smaller in diameter. With normal open-pollinated varieties, gardeners plant both male and female plants in an approximate ration of 1:1. After the first year, small red berries form on the female plants in late summer. These then fall to the ground, sprouting plants that essentially become perennial weeds in the asparagus bed.

Following freezing weather in the fall, the asparagus tops should be removed to decrease the chances of rust disease overwintering on the foliage.

Because asparagus remain in place for years, advance soil preparation helps future production greatly. Working green manure crops, compost, manure, or other organic materials into the proposed bed well in advance of planting is a good approach. Asparagus should be fertilized in the same way as the rest of the garden the first 3 years. In the spring, apply 10-10-10, 12-12-12 or 15-15-15 fertilizer at the rate of 20 to 25 pounds per 1,000 square feet of area or 2 pounds per 100 square feet and incorporate with soil tillage. Starting in the fourth year, apply the same amount of fertilizer but delay application until June or July (immediately after the final harvest). This approach encourages vigorous growth of the “fern,” which produces and stores nutrients in the roots for next year’s production season.

Weeds and grasses are the worse problems with asparagus. They compete with the developing spears, make an unsightly area in the garden and significantly decrease yield and quality. Start frequent, light, shallow cultivation early in the spring in both young plantings and mature patches that are being harvested.

Harvesting

Asparagus can be harvested the third year after planting crowns, but for no more than one month the first season. The plant is still expanding its root storage system and excessive removal of spears weakens the plants. During the fourth year and thereafter, the spears may be harvested from their first appearance in the spring through May or June (as long as 8 to 10 weeks).

Harvest spears 5 to 8 inches in length by cutting or snapping. To cut a spear, run a knife into the soil at the base of the spear and carefully sever it. Because the spear is cut below the point where fiber develops, it becomes necessary to remove the fibrous base from the tender stalk. Cutting may damage some spear tips that have not yet emerged from the ground. To snap a spear, grasp it near the base and bend it toward the ground. The spear breaks at the lowest point where it is free of fiber.

Either method is acceptable. Cutting is often preferred by commercial growers and snapping by home gardeners. Asparagus deteriorates rapidly after harvest. If it is not eaten immediately, it should be processed or refrigerated.

Common Problems

Asparagus beetles are commonly found in home plantings. If numerous, they may be controlled by a suggested insecticide or by handpicking.

Asparagus rust can be a problem in the Midwest. Moisture left on the plant for 10 hours can help to spread the disease. Plant resistant varieties.

Questions & Answers

Q. What causes my asparagus spears to have loose heads?

A. When the weather turns hot, the growing point expands rapidly and the bracts (modified green leaves) are spread by the early development of the stems and ferns. The asparagus is safe to eat because only the appearance is affected.

Q. Early spring freezes caused the asparagus spears in my garden to turn brown and wither. Are they safe to eat?

A. Frozen tips should be picked and thrown away. These spears, although not poisonous, are off-flavor.

Q. Can I start asparagus from seed?

A. Yes. You can grow your own plants by planting seeds 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart in the row. Start the seeds in the spring when the soil temperatures have reached 60°F. Dig the plants the following spring, before growth begins and transplant them to the permanent bed as soon as the garden can be worked. Growing your own plants delays establishment of your bed an additional year, but it ensures that you are starting with freshly dug crowns that have not lost vigor by being dug, stored and shipped. Also, variety selection is usually much greater when shopping for seeds rather than crowns.

Q. What causes crooked spears?

A. Asparagus spears grow quickly and are sensitive to mechanical injury from cultivation or cutting tools, insects or wind-blown soil particles. Injured areas grow slowly so that the rapid growth on the opposite side causes spears to curve toward the injured side. The cause of flattened (faciated) spears is unknown.

Selection & Storage

Asparagus is spring’s most luxurious vegetable. It was once cultivated for medicinal purposes as a natural remedy for blood cleansing and diuretic properties. During the Renaissance, asparagus was also promoted as an aphrodisiac and banned from the tables of most nunneries.

Botanically, asparagus is a member of the lily family, closely related to onions and leeks, though it bears no resemblance to them in appearance or flavor. It is a finicky plant, harvested by hand and requiring much attention during the brief growing season. Left to mature it will sprout into beautiful feathery ferns that are often used in floral arrangements.

While Europeans prize white asparagus, Americans tend to prefer the green or violet-green varieties. When buying asparagus look for compact tips and smooth green stems that are uniform in color down the length of the stem. Check the cut stem end for any signs of drying and always avoid withered spears.

Pencil thin or thick stems can be equally delicious. Contrary to popular belief, thinner stems are not an indication of tenderness. Thick stems are already thick when they poke their heads out of the soil and thin stems do not get thicker with age. Tenderness is related to maturity and freshness.

Asparagus comes in a variety of colors including white, violet-green, pink and purple. If you must store any variety of asparagus, treat it as you would treat a cut flower. Trim the stems and stand them in a glass with one to two inches of water. Cover with a plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days or until ready to use.

Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

Asparagus is low in calories and provides substantial amounts of two antioxidants—vitamin A and C. It truly shines as a source of folate and has a goodly amount of fiber.

Nutrition Facts
(Serving size, 1/2 cup cooked)
Calories 90
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrates 4 grams
Dietary Fiber 1.5 grams
Potassium 144 mg
Vitamin C 10 mg
Folate 131 mcg
Vitamin A 485 IU

Preparation & Serving

Cook asparagus as soon as possible to ensure peak flavor. Spears start to lose flavor and moisture as soon as they are harvested. For this reason, imported asparagus, while still good, tends to lack flavor, making home grown Michigan and Illinois spring crops most desirable.

To prepare, wash under cool running water and trim an inch from the stem end. Use a vegetable peeler to peel an inch or two off the bottom end, if desired. The peelings can be added to the cooking water which, can be refrigerated and reused. The water becomes quite flavorful and is excellent in stock and soup.

Peeling asparagus can be tedious and many cooks prefer breaking the tough ends. To use this method, hold the top half of an asparagus spear in one hand and the bottom half between the thumb and forefinger of the other hand. Bend each spear until it snaps in two pieces. The spears will naturally break where the tender part meets the tough end. Although this method produces a lot of waste, the tougher bottoms can be saved for soup or stock, if desired.

Asparagus can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, grilled, roasted or incorporated into casseroles and salads. Tall narrow asparagus kettles are designed to cook the spears upright, immersing the stems while the tender heads steam. It is not necessary to purchase an asparagus kettle in order to cook asparagus properly. The key to perfectly cooked asparagus is “cook it briefly.”
The flavor of asparagus marries well with many ingredients and it is equally delicious dressed simply with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Raw asparagus is also tasty served as crudités with a flavorful dipping sauce. When using asparagus as a salad, always wait until serving time to add the dressing as the high acid content of most dressings will turn the spears yellow. Add fresh chives, savory, thyme, and tarragon to enhance the flavor of cooked asparagus.

Home Preservation

The best home preservation method to use for asparagus is freezing.

  1. Select young tender spears. Wash thoroughly and sort into like sizes.
  2. Trim ends and peel or use the “break method” described above. Cut spears into even lengths to fit freezer bags or freezer containers.
  3. Water blanch small spears 2 minutes, medium spears 3 minutes and large spears 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from blanching water and immediately immerse in ice water for 5 minutes to cool. Drain slightly.
  5. Package, leaving no headspace, seal, label, date and freeze at zero degrees or below for up to one year.

Recipes

Sautéed Asparagus with Mushrooms
Use your favorite fresh mushroom for this recipe. This dish is also excellent served chilled.

1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. In a large skillet, bring 2 inches of water to a boil with a teaspoon salt. Prepare a bowl of ice water and set aside.
  2. Add asparagus to the boiling water and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until barely tender but still firm. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the spears to the ice water bath. Leave in ice water 5 minutes or until cool. Drain and set aside. Discard blanching water.
  3. Using the same skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, asparagus, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sauté until mushrooms are wilted and the asparagus is just heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve warm or chilled. Yields 4 servings.

A few weeks ago I came across asparagus plants at the Nursery. I had no idea how many plants I should buy so I picked up an assortment of 10 asparagus roots. At $1.49 each I didn’t want to go hog-wild and buy to many.

I have since learned I should have bought more like 50 plants {Ha Ha Ha}. Every on-line source has said when planting asparagus you should plant 10 -15 crowns per person. Wowza! 10-15 seems a little high to me. Although we like asparagus, we wouldn’t want to eat asparagus every day for 6 weeks. So, I’m happy with my 10 plants for now. If I find 10 plants is not enough down the road, I can always plant more.

Here are the varieties I purchased:

  • Mary Washington {excellent flavor}
  • Purple Passion {nutty flavor}
  • Jersey Knight {performs well in clay soil}

Planting asparagus is rather simple.

You will of course want to start with good soil. I like to fortify pretty much every garden bed I grow food or plants in with Tagro and chicken fertilizer, but any well rotted compost will do.

  • Dig a trench 12″ wide by 6″ deep
  • Mound soil in the center of the trench and place crowns on top
  • Space crowns 12″- 18″ apart, in rows 4′ apart
  • Back fill trench with soil, covering crowns with 2″ of soil
  • Add soil every once in a while until the soil is slightly mounded around the base of the plant.

If you are planning on planting asparagus roots this year, Soilman has an excellent video on the subject. He’s British, has a potty mouth {on his blog} and his video library is an excellent source if you are new to gardening. Just remember, you will not be able to pick any asparagus the first year, or the second {torture, I know} but after that… You’ll be in asparagus heaven!

Want to learn more about vegetable gardening?

Amazon currently has a great book on sale for $15.51 called Grow Vegetables: Gardens – Yards – Balconies – Roof Terraces. It is a perfect book for the beginner veggie grower!

Asparagus: spears for years

Spring spears Most of the vegetables found in the typical vegetable garden are annuals, meaning you must replant them every year to get a new harvest. Asparagus is unique in the world of edible crops because it’s perennial, providing 15+ years of tasty spears after a single planting. The spears burst through the ground in early spring, when gardeners select which to eat and which to let grow into a five-foot ferny backdrop for the summer vegetable garden. Come winter, after the foliage turns golden and the seed pods bright red, it’s time to cut it down and allow the rains to soak into the roots until the cycle starts over again.
Growing asparagus takes a little patience, since it requires serious soil preparation and waiting a few years before harvesting. But once established, it’s a carefree addition to your edible garden.
Summer fronds Getting started
Asparagus requires a permanent and well prepared home, so selecting a site is critical. Choose a weed-free area that’s in full or part sun and that will not be crowded out by other plants. Consider building one raised bed just for your asparagus. Take care to select a site where neighboring plants will not become shaded out once the asparagus reaches five-feet tall by mid-summer. Asparagus enjoys Marin’s cool, humid summers, which make south and west Marin suitable growing areas.
Asparagus takes up a fair amount of space: each 18 x 18-inch plant produces around a half pound of asparagus per season. That means you need five to 20 plants per person if you want to eat asparagus all season. Most Marin gardeners don’t have that kind of space to spare, opting instead to carve out whatever plot they can and relishing the spears that pop up every season.
Soil preparation
Fall is a great time to get your asparagus beds ready for planting. Work the soil a foot or more deep, turning in plenty of compost and/or rotted manure. (If the ground is too hard to turn, consider soaking it with a hose first.) Failure to prepare the soil adequately will result in spindly crops and increased odds of pest problems. Bottom line? Don’t skip this step.
Fall seed pods Seeds or crowns?
Asparagus is not a plant that you see in nurseries very often. Instead, many gardeners order seeds or crowns online. Most gardeners plant asparagus crowns, which are the roots of the plant that look like tangled white bunches. Crowns must be planted as soon as they are received, so it’s important to have the planting area prepared. Now here’s the hard part: Asparagus plants must be left unharvested for at least three years. Harvest too early and you risk weakening the plant and reducing future yields.
Starting asparagus from seed has become more popular because of the increasing number of varieties available from seed companies. However, seeds definitely take patience and finesse. Pre-sprout the seeds in spring by putting them between damp paper towels until they swell. Sow these “primed” seeds into a growing container filled with plenty of organic matter, thinning the sprouts to three inches apart. Asparagus seedlings aren’t speedy; expect this process to take around three months, after which they should be well protected for at least a year before being planted in their permanent home. Then, like crowns, you must resist the urge to harvest for at least three years.
Whether you choose seeds or crowns, there are plenty of varieties available including old standards like Jersey and Mary Washington. The University of California has developed a popular variety, UC 157, specifically for mild-winter areas such as Marin’s. If you want to grow “white” asparagus, simply cover the spears with soil as they grow. Cutting off their light supply will keep them white.
Care and planting
In late fall or early winter, dig trenches at least one foot deep and wide in your already prepared planting area. Fill the trenches about half full with more compost and/or well rotted manure and dig in a balanced organic fertilizer. Cover all this up with two inches of soil. The top of the trenches should still be a few inches below ground level. Build small mounds every 18 inches and place the seedlings or crowns on these mounds, carefully spreading the roots out. Cover the plants with two inches of soil. As the plant grows, gradually fill in with soil until you are at ground level. Keep the soil moist and weed free for the first year. Thereafter, water more during the fern season than during the harvest season. When the plants die back in winter, cut them down to the ground and compost or discard the stalks.
Harvest
Finally, it’s time to harvest. If you’ve waited those painful three years, your fourth year’s harvest should be prime picking. Asparagus is one of the earliest spring crops, its deep purple-green fingers poking up from the bare earth like something out of a creature feature. Harvest spears that are at least as thick as a pencil by cutting or snapping them off right at soil level. Resist the temptation to harvest for longer than two weeks the first time. Remember, those unharvested spears that turn into five-foot tall ferny fronds are still supplying the roots with energy.
Unpleasant surprises
Asparagus is relatively problem-free in Marin, but be on the watch for pests and diseases just in case. Especially in Marin’s foggy locales, rust can cause fuzzy red spots. To avoid rust, plant where air circulation is good and irrigate at ground level. Remove diseased shoots and dispose. If your plants take on a blue-green cast, you might have an aphid infestation. If so, spray with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Asparagus beetles may feed on young shoots and ferns. Dust plants with bone meal or rock phosphate as a preventative measure, or use an insecticidal soap if an infestation occurs.
Contributors:
Marie Narlock, Faith Brown
Sources:
Golden Gate Gardening by Pam Peirce, Growing Asparagus in the Garden by UC Davis Vegetable Research and Information Center

Wild Red Asparagus Root

Description

Wild Red Asparagus is both a favorite of connoisseurs and excellent entry point for herbal novices.

Asparagus Root is generally believed to be excellent for the lungs as well as for balancing for the hormones and is a great herb for clearing excess heat.

It’s also great for restoring deep vitality as well as daily energy.

Asparagus is also a superb moistening herb for those who tend towards dryness.

In China, Asparagus root goes by the name “Tian Men Dong” while the Indian Ayurvedic system refers to it as “Shatavari”.

In both China and India it has a history of use dating back hundreds if not thousands of years and is widely regarded as one of the most nourishing and beneficial substances in the World.

The Red variety of Asparagus root is a rare and profound treat, highly valued among spiritual seeks and herbal experts.

Few other substances are able to cleanse and clear the spirit like good Wild Red Asparagus Root.

It calms stress, instills tranquility, and gently cleanses the deepest layers of the psyche.

This potent yet very safe ability to help release old patterns, thoughts, emotions is what separates Red Asparagus from any other herb or supplements.

If you want to make a real change in your life you’ll have to solve issues at their root.

In many cases the roots of these issues can be long held patterns, experiences, or beliefs which cause an individual to keep making the same mistakes or missing opportunities.

Wild Red Asparagus is unparalleled in its ability help clear these deep core issues and helps free the spirit to express more fully and embrace what life has to offer.

It is incredibly valuable for anyone on a spiritual path or simply looking to make new and positive upgrades in their life.

Wild Red Asparagus is quite rare with some herbal vendors not even knowing of its existence.

The Wild Red Asparagus Roots sold here are all 5 years old or older.

They are naturally preserved by simply being pressed and dried and are still quite soft and sticky to the touch.

When made into tea, the taste starts quite sweet and then has a slightly pungent flavor towards the end.

It is great alone or combined with other herbs.

Here are the top 5 reasons why this Red Asparagus is superior to other Asaparagus/Shatavari products:

1. Its the Red Variety of Asparagus Root
The Red variety of Asparagus Root is extremely rare. Normal Asparagus root is very hard to come by, but the Red Variety is virtually non-existent. This makes GinsengStoreandMore one of the very few places where you can buy it online.

2. Whole Roots
This Wild Red Asparagus Root is simply the whole, raw version of the herb. Nothing added, nothing taken away. That means you get the full spectrum of what the plant has to offer. This means it’s safer, more balanced, and more potent.

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All herbs need to reach a key stage of maturity before they’re fully ready to be used. These Red Asparagus Roots are all 5 years old and older. That means you’re getting a mature, high quality version of the product.

4. Very Fresh Roots
One factor that determines the potency of an herb is its freshness. These Red Asparagus roots are very fresh. They are still soft, pliable, and slightly moist. They’re fresh enough to be chewed on directly and offer a sweet and mildly pungent flavor. This freshness means they still contain more of their original potency and power.

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*Disclaimer: This information is not to be considered medical advice and no health claims are made. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

Red Asparagus Root Ormus

•Maintain Positive Outlook

•Nourish Heart, Lungs, Kidneys & Adrenals

•Strengthen Immune System

Completely different from the asparagus vegetable, Red Asparagus Root is the ancient Taoist tonic herb used by spiritual seekers for generations to enhance meditation and produce an open-hearted feeling of levity above the mundane.

According to both 1000-year-old legend and modern scientific research, high quality asparagus root extract has immediate anti-stress effects and long-term anti-aging benefits.
Asparagus root (Asparagus lucidus) is one of the major Chinese herbs that works on all three treasures, supporting the lung, heart and kidney systems. It is most famous in TCM as a Shen tonic, specifically used to calm the heart and is often prescribed as a natural antidepressant because of its uplifting nature. It is also supportive as a Chi and Jing tonic working as a natural energizer for the lungs as well as a nourishing tonic for kidney Yin deficiencies. It is a particularly beneficial to women, taken to increase fertility, sex drive and used in many beauty formulas as it is known to add luster to the skin. Asparagus lucidus is closely related to the Ayurvedic herb, Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), and is often used interchangeably.

Wild Asparagus root is highly revered by Taoists who use the tonic herbs to help them on their paths to radiant health and to spiritual awareness. It has many attributes that make it one of the greatest health promoting herbs.

Wild Asparagus root is also an important Lung tonic. In common Chinese herbalism, this is the quality most often referred to when discussing this herb. Asparagus root moistens and purifies the lungs, aiding in our breathing, removing toxins from the respiratory tract and improving all respiratory functions. It increases the lung’s ability to extract Qi from the air we breath. Asparagus root is especially useful for those who are exposed to smoke, to dry or smoggy air or who otherwise are experiencing dryness of the lungs and upper respiratory passages.

Taoists emphasize that wild Asparagus root will strike a balance in the internal functions of the body. It is said that one who consumes wild Asparagus root for a long time will feel so light that they can fly. This is not meant to be taken literally, but refers to the spiritual qualities of this amazing herb and also to the energy and natural buoyancy it provides.

Most wild Asparagus root is yellow and this is excellent, so long as it is clean, moist and sweet. Connoisseurs tend to buy up entire batches of the really good stuff quickly. But occasionally you can find red wild Asparagus root. This is a treasure — it is the herb that the Taoists call “the flying herb”.

Also known as “The Flying Herb”, it’s believed that wild asparagus root helps one fly through the universe at night, achieving magnificent dreams. The wisdom schools of ancient China placed much
value on dream work, namely lucid dreaming.

In Chinese folk medicine, it is believed that this particular herb has a direct and positive effect on the heart energy, dissolving the dualities that come with our physical incarnation – black and white, left and right, inside and out. This allows our consciousness to blossom into infinite space while we sleep.

As A Natural Antidepressant:
You can take a few droppers full of the tincture or just eat a piece of the sweet chewy raw root right before bed and obtain a very good sleep with wonderful peaceful thoughts just before falling asleep.
Scientifically there must be a center in the brain where these kinds of thoughts and feelings are stimulated but it is not originated in the brain. It is a feeling generated mostly in the lungs (See below) then transformed into thoughts.
Throughout life, we all have bad experiences. When the lung energy is strong, we can pass through these experiences and then let them go. Wild Asparagus is unsurpassed by any other herb in this ability to let go of the bad things of life, emotional waste, and in allowing us to expand our view of life with each passing day.
In short, Tian Men Dong increases the lung’s ability to extract what the Chinese call “Heaven Qi” from the air we breath and helps to bring us peace through God’s plan of breathing for our lives on earth.
As An Excellent Herb For Women:
Tian Men Dong translates into “she who has a 1000 husbands” and is said to give a woman the reproductive strength to have 1000 husbands!
Shatavri (Tien Men Dong) has been used in India for thousands of years as a rejuvenating tonic for the female system. Through all generations, daughters, mothers, and grandmothers, Shatavri helps to balance a woman during the cycles through her life. This amazing root provides soothing, restorative relief from PMS, menstrual and menopausal imbalances and helps to tone and strengthen her reproductive system. Shatavri works well with dong quai, wild yam and Vitex berries for this.
Long term use of Tian Men Dong will also help make one’s skin beautiful. As the lung and kidney function are improved by the herb your body will then feed the moisture to your skin in perfect balance.
It is also used with great success to strengthen the sexual functions in women and men and is used in many women’s sexual tonics designed to overcome frigidity on the physical level. The Tincture of Tian Men Dong combined with He Shou Wu has a very good effect on this. Many Chinese women consider Tian Men Dong a powerful sexual stimulant.
As A Lung and “Wisdom” Tonic:
The Chinese say that “wisdom comes from the lungs.” It becomes clear to see why they believe that wild Asparagus root aids in the development of wisdom.
Throughout life our bad experiences become valuable lessons. The Lung function, as it affects our psyche, allows a person to extract the truth and wisdom out of life’s experiences. It also allows us to let go of that which is useless and of no lasting value. From this we can gain lasting wisdom!
Remember, as a major lung tonic (and kidney tonic) it will make your skin beautiful as the lungs along with good kidney function feed the moisture to your skin in perfect balance.
For improving the lung function this powerful tonic herb combines very well with Schizandrae (Wu Whi Zhi) and Siberian Ginseng.(Ci Wu Jia)
As A Kidney Yin/Jing Sexual Tonic:
Tian Men Dong used by itself can be quite an effective sexual tonic for men or women but it combines well with wolfberries. It can be used as such to balance and enhance the strong Yang effects from taking powerful sexual tonic herbs such as Epimedium. (Horny Goat Weed) This eliminates the headaches some get from Epimedium yet enhances its powerful sexual energy.
With all these great reasons to take Tian Men Dong it is amazing that more studies have not been done on it. (Or maybe they have been and they are sort of “sweeping it under the rug.”) In the few studies that have taken place they have proven that Tian Men Dong root can induce interferon production in human beings! That is an amazing discovery when you consider that it is hardly ever mentioned.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026358_herb_tonic_women.html#ixzz3xRl1sWI2 Red Asparagus Root Ormus

In order to make this Ormus I used aetherically charged water, Red Asparagus Root powder with Dead Sea Salt and Washing soda to make Ormus via the Egyptian Wet Method on the December 2015 full moon.

Limited Supplies: Since only a limited amount is made during each full moon this is for 1oz of Ormus. At a drop or two a day this will last you around 1-3 months
Benefits:

Full Spectrum

Mental Clarity

Rejuvenation

Improves Vision
Increases Intuition
Sense of Calmness

Better Communication Between Cells

Locally collected Ormus minerals made with Red Asparagus Root powder, Dead Sea Salt, and harmonically structured water.

Just like how the tide is higher during the full moon, more Ormus elements are in the air during a full moon night. This explains why collecting dew during a full moon has more Ormus elements and why during a full moon people inhale more of these element which has effects on our behavior.
So when I make my Ormus I put it in a fish tank and put tubes from fish bubblers into the jars to pull these elements out of the air into the jar which then traps them in the solution. I also put a filter on top because of all the pollution in the air. Then I set it out in the moon light and take it inside in the morning. This makes for some potent Ormus. I put a pyramid on top and have a Tesla Purple Plate and Orgone in the tank to give good vibes during the birthing process also.
I have been having problems with using Lye so this time I used Baked Baking Soda, also known as Washing Soda or Natron, instead and had great results. More information here:

Ormus is the final result of a natural & ancient alchemical process beginning with Dead Sea salt and Calea Zacatechichi tea and ending with isolated noble metals including osmium, iridium, platinum, gold, rhodium, silver, and palladium in a monoatomic form. Abundant research on this substance indicates it is superconductive and capable of carrying and transmitting ‘light’ or electromagnetic energy. Ormus is considered extremely important for full spectrum body building
Ormus appears to assist communication between cells in the body and between the body and spirit. It seems to increase mental clarity, focus, rejuvenation, sense of calmness and intuition. Some people have reported improved vision, better digestion and a decrease of menopausal symptoms.

Ormus seems to stimulate the body’s elimination of toxins. It is good to drink plenty of water and do a liver cleanse if possible in the early stages of ingesting Ormus. Liver and kidneys are the main organs moving the toxins out of the blood and eliminating them from the body. If they are not functioning properly, harmful toxic build-up may occur in these organs. This is rarely the case though, especially when starting with suggested amount and only ingesting Ormus that is carefully tested for its purity.
There is a sense of expanded comprehension and strength that is due to the natural reaction your body is having to the noble metals in a high spin state. Ormus gives you a feeling of “bliss” and calmness that comes from a simultaneous earth and universal connection. Ormus appears to enhance and activate your full brain creating neurons to fire more efficiently and effectively, allowing for new possibility of thought, while old thought patterns that adhere to a lower vibration fade away.
Ormus also has ability to restore one’s natural intuitive awareness. It aligns the individual with one’s own personal genius , your innate skill that you came to share with the world. Ormus also enhances your ability to create, opening up possibilities, canceling out unwanted futures due to the increased vibrational state.

These statements have not been evaluated by FDA and are not intended to prevent, cure or treat disease.

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Wild asparagus (tian men dong)

What is wild asparagus? What is it used for?

Although it is sometimes referred to as Chinese asparagus, wild asparagus originated in the Mediterranean. It is now a popular herb in both Chinese and Korean medicine, and grows in the mountainous regions of both countries. The root is used medicinally.

Wild asparagus root is harvested in the autumn; the roots are cleaned and dried before use. Most wild asparagus root is yellow, soft and chewy; however, there is a less common red version of asparagus root that is believed to be more potent.

In traditional Chinese medicine, wild asparagus has a sweet, bitter taste and cold properties, and works with the Lung, Kidney and Heart meridians. It is one of the most valued shen tonics in all of herbal medicine. It opens the heart (increasing well-being and peace of mind); moistens and purifies the lungs (which removes toxins from the respiratory tract and aids in breathing); and promotes the production of kidney yin (which may improve sexual potency). Some practitioners use asparagus as part of a facial mask to moisturize the skin and nourish yin.

How much wild asparagus should I take?

Wild asparagus may be eaten raw or cooked with other herbs. The recommended dosage for wild asparagus is as follows: 45-60 grams per day of cut herb; 45-60 grams in 150 milliliters of water as an infusion; 45-60 milliliters of an extract; or 225-300 milliliters of a tincture (in a 1:5 ratio).

What forms of wild asparagus are available?

Raw and dried asparagus root can be found at herbal shops and most Chinese markets. Asparagus extracts and tinctures are also available.

What can happen if I take too much wild asparagus? Are there any interactions I should be aware of? What precautions should I take?

Processed wild asparagus root is extremely safe. The American Herbal Products Association has given it a class one rating, meaning it can be consumed safely when used at the appropriate levels. In rare cases, however, it may cause allergic skin reactions. As of this writing, there are no known drug reactions with asparagus root. As always, make sure to consult with a licensed health care provider before taking asparagus root or any other herbal remedy or dietary supplement.

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