asparagus - Knowledgebase Question

edison, Ne
Question by rapronald
May 1, 2009
my asparagus is in its second has many thin stalks about 18 to 24 inches.what do i do with these plants this early in the season

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2009


You can harvest some of the stalks or you can just allow them to develop into ferny foliage which will feed the roots. Next year you can begin to harvest in earnest, for about 4 weeks, then stop harvesting and allow the remaing stalks to develop ferny foliage. When the plants are 3-4 years old you can harvest for 6-8 weeks. Enjoy your asparagus.

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