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Nov 12, 2016 7:23 PM CST
This spring I planted seed asparagus in large plastic cups, then transplanted into a raised bed.
The plants are very crowded (plenty of space in the bed between the clumps, however).
I am wondering how to thin the plants enough so that the spears will grow straight and strong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 13, 2016 12:03 AM CST

You probably should have separated the clumps before you planted them out. Where do you live? Usually, asperagus is planted out in the spring. You may be able to separate them next spring.
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Nov 13, 2016 7:57 AM CST
I have both 'root crown 'asparagus and seeded asparagus. I'm not sure the seed ones have ever really grown well. There are dense clumps of very thin spears. I'll guess with Daisy that you could try to separate individuals in spring?

Usually grown from root crowns and planted deep, I think I have read that the deep planting makes the fat shoots.
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