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Post: #273792 clare
Wed May 08, 2013 9:00 pm

Hi all,does anyone know about asparagus? I have 3 spears ready for cutting,the plant is in its.3rd season.will it grow more spears once cut or is that it? Will it spread or do I need more plants? Please help someone I don't want to ruin the plant or do something wrong after 3 years of nurturing.thanks
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Re: asparagus

Post: #273796 Zech
Wed May 08, 2013 9:41 pm

After three years it should be able to cope with a little cutting by now, possibly quite a lot. I'm pretty sure it'll put up more shoots if you cut the three you have. If you don't cut them, they will definitely grow tall and ferny, which I'm guessing is not what you planted asparagus for!

I think you'll need more than one plant to get a reasonable crop. I have in mind that five are generally reckoned to be enough, but I can't remember whether that's for one person or a family (however many that's supposed to be). Mine aren't old enough to cut yet (three years, but grown from seed, so need longer) but when they are, I should have plenty. I sowed forty...
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Re: asparagus

Post: #273814 clare
Thu May 09, 2013 9:47 am

Thanks Rachel,I will cut them and see.I do Have another 2 crowns to plant but want to relocate the asparagus bed so didn't want to put them in yet.I will cut and let you know what happens.............
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