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suedmccree
Apr 3, 2016 8:42 AM CST
I just noticed that my Asparagus seeded, and now has alot more. When can I move those to a better area
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Welcome, @suedmccree.

First thing for you to do is to go to your "Profile" and update it, given us your town/state and/or USDA zone. That will help with this question and other questions/answers you might post.

In general, if you have asparagus seedlings, that's the time to move them. When an asparagus plant is large/mature, they have such an extensive and deep root system, it is almost impossible to move them. Ask me how I know. Whistling
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 3, 2016 9:46 AM CST
How do you know that Ken? Smiling
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Ha, ha. I had a beautiful three year old plant and because I built my raised garden up about a foot, I had to box-in that large plant so that it did not get buried. I waiting till the fall when it went dormant and tried to dig her up so that I could elevate her to the garden level. I dug out a foot outside the plant, which meant a root-ball almost 4' wide and dug down 2'. I never came close to being able to move that plant and all I accomplished was to kill 3/4 of the plant. I found that out last spring. I slowly begin to fill in around the plant and it is now almost level with the garden. I have been able to harvest a single spear and it doesn't look like I will get anything this year either. Sighing!
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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
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Coppice
Apr 3, 2016 1:05 PM CST
The fully adult asparagus has a foot that can be wider than eight feet and weight 100 pounds or more. Oh the place where spears come out is smaller. But the whole mass is huge. Which is why it takes like four years to adult from seed.

Two year old crowns on sale, are just a nibble of the whole root.

Babies-volunteers fit into pots nicely and can be barter or sales items...

If you can find them, they are hearty enough to move.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 3:33 PM CST
What's left of my "destruction", won't be much good for anything, at least for probably another year.

Here's something interesting, something I have never seen before. I was busy removing the leaf mulch from my garlics and from that asparagus plant the other day and while removing the leaves over the asparagus, I found wads of soft, gray fur mixed in with patches of dead grass. Humm, I thought to myself, what in the world? As I began to remove that fur/grass there was movement below it. There were four baby rabbits there, about 4-5" long, ears still flat and eyes still unopened. I carefully covered them back up, put another (not thick) later of leaves over them, and let them be. I really don't prefer to have them in my raised garden and asparagus, but I couldn't bring myself to kill the little things. I will let them grow large enough to live on their own, whenever that is, and let me move out of the garden on their own. I think I found the small entrance the mother rabbit found and will close that up tight when the family have moved.

I just love being outdoors. Hurray!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 3, 2016 6:36 PM CST
Reminds me of the time my daughter found a grass ball in the yard. She picked it up and threw it into the air. As it flew, it rained baby mice. We spent an hour looking for mice and reconstructing the grass ball.

Another time, she swung from a branch and baby hummingbirds came raining down.

We had some odd rainy experiences in California. Smiling

Now that you have saved all the bunnies, you are responsible for them. My daughter buys her wild cottontails rabbit pellets so they won't eat her other plants.

Daisy
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Apr 3, 2016 7:53 PM CST
I won't feed them but I won't harm them either. I will simply fence them out and let them find other sources of food.
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