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      Vegetable plants roots in Southwest Georgia

      One particular vegetable is gaining popularity amongst gardeners in Southwest Georgia.

      Spring is underway and many across Southwest Georgia are heading outside to get the planting season started.

      South Georgia is about as south as you can get and still have success growing asparagus.

      This vegetable likes sandy soils and can grow ten inches in a 24-hour period, as long as conditions are ideal.

      Make sure to pick a sunny, well-drained spot for your plant bed with rows about one-to-one and a half feet apart.

      After harvesting, asparagus grows into fern-like plants and produces red berries.

      The good news is that asparagus is a perennial crop and will come back for 15 years before having to re-plant.

      And it's good for you too -- Georgia Organics says asparagus is "incredibly nutrient rich, high in folic acid, potassium, fiber, thiamin and vitamins B6, A, and C."

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