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IlsonRootsProject

Asparagus officinalis

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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IlsonRootsProject

Two of the asparagus plants I put in to the specially built raised bed seem to have survived. They look so different to each other! ?! One looks thin and spindly with a feathery leaf on top, whereas the other looks like an asparagus shoot !?! I've been told that you shouldn't try cropping asparagus until the plants have been in for 2 years, otherwise you might damage the plants ability to reproduce stems for next year.

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juliesgarden

Yes that's right Josie 👍

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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IlsonRootsProject

The asparagus has survived its first year! !

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jacq1075

Yummy with lots of butter! 😝

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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IlsonRootsProject

Omg That second shoot isn't actually dead then!?! Gosh. I'm gobsmacked.

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Emily272

I've started asparagus this year too. It's weird - the crowns look dead but then all of a sudden a couple of shoots!!!

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IlsonRootsProject

@Emily272 Exactly the same! Thought I'd killed them tbh. Apparently you are meant to ridge them up like potatoes

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Emily272

I didn't know that! Good tip I'll give it a go!

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brightcolours

#asparagus #tip #gyo

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