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May 30, 2020 8:08 AM CST
I have 3 year old asparagus ,when harvesting can i take all stems or should i leave some to go to seed?
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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May 31, 2020 3:23 AM CST
After you've been harvesting for a couple of months in the third year and the weather starts to warm, the shoots will begin to get spindly. At this time, allow the plants to grow into their mature ferny foliage, which will feed the roots for next year's crop. Don't cut them down for seeds yet because it will make next years root smaller.
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May 31, 2020 7:21 AM CST
thank you so very much :)

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