Planting Seeds in Soil for Growing Asparagus

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All right in this segment we are talking about the propagation of asparagus fern from seed. And coming off the vine the ripe seed is going to be red. They are green up until they become ripe and they turn red. If you squeeze this one, you will get that little BB size seed out of there. The rule of thumb for planting seeds is to plant them about 3 times the diameter of the seed. So this one being about a 16th or so of an inch, you are going to want to plant maybe as much as 3/8 of an inch deep. These here, this particular asparagus fern seed is laying right on top of the potting soil. I am going to push it down with my finger. That is about the depth that you want it and this one too, that is about the depth that you want them. What I am going to do now to cover them up is take my hand and kind of knock down the sides of the indentation that I made. As a matter of fact, I may just put a little rather than do that, put a little extra potting soil over the top just to cover them because it looks like when I rub my hand over and try to knock the corner down, I am actually kind of knocking some of them out of the socket.