Asparagus - Volunteer Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Lancaster, PA
Question by mcep
June 21, 1998
In a few of your answers to questions about asparagus, you mention volunteer plants. What are they?

Answer from NGA
June 21, 1998


Good question! Volunteer plants (of any kind) are just self-sown seedlings that come up all on their own. With asparagus, most gardeners remove the volunteers for a variety of reasons including that they tend to come up in inconvenient spots.

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