Cutting down asparagus ferns and feeding plants

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ambodach

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Cutting down asparagus ferns and feeding plants
« on: January 12, 2021, 14:47 »
I am a bit late doing this now - unfortunately I suffered a slipped disc back in November.

I need an easy way to cut down the ferns in my polytunnel.  Could I use my hedge cutter rather than the slog of doing it by hand with secateurs?

Secondly - this is now a 4 year old bed and I reckon I can crop with reasonable impunity this year.  As this is in the p/t how do I feed the plants?

Thanks for any help
Rob

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mrbadexample

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Re: Cutting down asparagus ferns and feeding plants
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 16:07 »
I can't see any reason why you couldn't use a hedge trimmer. I take it you have quite a lot?

I feed mine with a top dressing of homemade compost during the winter. I have no idea if this is sufficient.  I'm just entering year four.

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Re: Cutting down asparagus ferns and feeding plants
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 17:43 »
I used to use a strimmer



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