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Hi, I'm Ali from Ali's Organics. We're going to be planting asparagus from seed today, and the first thing that we want to do is to get some good potting soil and put the potting soil into these cells, fill them in there nice and full, shake them down just a little bit, get our seeds. We only want one seed per cell, put a seed in each cell. Once we have these in the cell, we want to be able to push them down just a little bit, like a half of an inch, so that when you water them that the seed doesn't run away from you. Once they are all in these cells, you want to make sure that you label them and put a date on them. Asparagus takes sometimes up to ten weeks to germinate, so you want to make sure that you have a date on there and you can watch for it, and you want to make sure that you have a good fresh seed that you start with. Once it's in there we want to water it well, put plenty of water in there and get it soaked well. Once you have completed this, you want to make sure that you have them moist for the duration of the time that it takes them to germinate, and once they germinate you want to keep them well watered also. Asparagus actually does better when it starts from seed because you get more stalks per plant than you actually would when you start from a crown. You just end up, it takes an extra year for you to get there. Asparagus seed will take up to ten weeks to germinate, so you have to be very patient with planting your asparagus from seed, and also something that you need to know is versus planting with a crown you want to plant for an extra year before you start cutting your asparagus, allow that time. And that's just the basics of the one, two three of your asparagus planting from seed.