harvesting asparagus?

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harvesting asparagus?
« on: April 30, 2013, 12:01 »
hi all, first season of harvesting asparagoose,and understand that you have to let some spears grow on but is it better to  let the first spears grow on and harvest the rest that grow or leave the spears till the end of the growing season to grow on? any advice would be appreciated.thanks  :unsure:

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Re: harvesting asparagus?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 12:05 »
Provided your crown is now old enough, harvest the lot until the longest day, then leave the rest.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: harvesting asparagus?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 12:15 »
Provided your crown is now old enough, harvest the lot until the longest day, then leave the rest.
the crowns 3 years old.

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Re: harvesting asparagus?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 14:05 »
You should be OK to harvest up to the longest day, then stop.

The harvest is a bit late this year, had the crowns been a bit older, I may have been tempted to sneak a few extra days, but not in their first proper year for harvesting.

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Re: harvesting asparagus?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 15:38 »
and give them a treat after you stop harvesting...bit of food to reqard their hard work... I put a few bags of seaweed over the bed in the winter

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Re: harvesting asparagus?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 16:20 »
and give them a treat after you stop harvesting...bit of food to reqard their hard work... I put a few bags of seaweed over the bed in the winter
would a spade full  or two of manure over each crown be ok? :)

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Re: harvesting asparagus?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 20:24 »
Well rotted should be fine. New stuff could leach through and damage crowns.
When weeding, the best way to know if its a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull it.

If it comes out easy, it was a valuable plant !



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