----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Patrick CrouchSent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 10:00 AMSubject: Re: seeking organic asparagus crowns to purchaseIf you would like to access a searchable archive of the all the previous Mich-Organic listserv postings copy this URL and paste in your browser address field http://list.msu.edu/archives/mich-organic.html If you would like to access a searchable archive of the all the previous Mich-Organic listserv postings copy this URL and paste in your browser address field http://list.msu.edu/archives/mich-organic.html
When I started my asparagus crop I was unable to find organic asparagus crowns anywhere, so I started them from
seed. It does take longer, but Iíve been very pleased with the quality of the crop that they have yielded. It also gave me
extra time prep my space to put them in. Iíd start them now, I feel like it took me around 14 weeks to get them up to transplant size.
Earthworks Urban Farm,
313-579-2100 ext. 176
From: Michigan organic growers seeking and offering information and ideas [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Vicki Morrone
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 11:24 AM
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Subject: FW: seeking organic asparagus crowns to purchase
From: John Bakker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 9:26 AM
To: Vicki Morrone
Subject: RE: seeking organic asparagus crowns to purchase
There are no organic crown producers in MI and I am not aware of any outside of MI either.
Sorry I could not be more help.
John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board.
Dear Growers and Advisors,
Could you please share your source(s) of organic asparagus crowns and which variety(ies). I am assisting the MSU Student Organic Farm to source a clean organic asparagus crowns for this yearís planting. Please write directly to me or share with the listserv if you like.
Thanks very much for your input.
Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist
Michigan State University
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
303 Natural Resources Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48824
For information on organic agriculture production please visit: http://www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu/
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