Gardeners needed for asparagus study

The master gardener phenology and grow-out trial is designed to determine the suitability of asparagus in the Truckee-Tahoe region.

To facilitate the evaluation master gardeners and public gardeners with an interest in science reporting and with special interest in growing asparagus for personal consumption are needed. Those participating will receive instructions on the history and cultivation techniques related to asparagus  Each participant will have the opportunity to receive at no cost several asparagus plants to grow.

During the course of this study, those participating will be able to obtain assistance in cultivating the plants, including information on plant maintenance and pest management.  The project is expected to take a minimum of two growing seasons, and with success possibly a third season.

For more info, contact Ericka Kay at