Waiting For The Asparagus - Knowledgebase Question

Charlton, MA
Question by Brookfield21
April 18, 2000
I started an asparagus bed last year with burpee purple passion one year olds. Last season, 95% of the plants came to life and experienced good growth. This spring, I've had one spear break ground a week and a half ago and hasn't really grown since. The other twenty or so plants have shown no activity at all. It is now April 19th. I thought that asparagus liked the colder weather and grew more in the early spring. Am I expecting to much to soon?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2000


Before you worry, you might want to check with other gardeners in your area and see if their asparagus is up and growing. I would suspect that the first spear you saw was from a crown that is planted slightly shallower than the others or for some reason is slightly precocious.

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