(I did read through "vegetable: asparagus" tagged entries, but didn't find an answer to my main question.)
ETA: In Zone 6a.
Right now, we're having some warm days. In what is doubtless a fit of poor to non-existent planning, I've purchased asparagus plants (crowns, are they called?)
I'd like to get them into the ground, but it's only mid-March. And we have snow showers due to arrive Monday.
I know asparagus is a perennial and once established pretty easy to maintain, but... If we're getting temperatures cold enough for snow, will the asparagus survive that if it's newly planted? Like, only three days planted (assuming I get these in before light fades this evening)?
As long as I'm on the subject of this particular vegetable, the plants I have (Jersey Giant, because I want male plants), are to be---and I quote the label, "...Harvest Mid-Summer." Now, harvesting asparagus in mid-summer is fine, but wouldn't I just LOVE asparagus in the spring!
Anyone with more knowledge about this, who can tell me if these plants can be harvested next spring, instead of next summer? Or if there is another variety I should have?
I don't want to just toss these, but I'd like to have asparagus from my own garden in the spring if that's possible with this variety.