Asparagus growing

I would love to grow asparagus, and would love some advice. Has anyone grown it successfully from seed, and if so how long from sowing to harvesting first crop? Being an impatient soul, I’m tempted to buy crowns. Do you know any good suppliers? Ideally organic! Thanks in anticipation.


I’m interested too as I’ve only ever grown it from crowns. I’ve read that seed grown plants can actually establish faster - which would make sense as no plant really likes being moved. My guess is that you’ll be able to harvest a small amount in year two, then start picking more from year three onwards. The challenge is getting the right cultivars. I might give this a go next year too.