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Growing => Grow Your Own => Topic started by: Hampshire Hog on May 04, 2021, 13:51

Title: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: Hampshire Hog on May 04, 2021, 13:51
Hi all I normally have a decent crop of asparagus by now. One of my fellow plot holders has fleeced his crop. I just wonder how others are getting on with this odd season?
Cheers HH
Title: Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: Blewit on May 04, 2021, 15:04
Ours is late too, normally getting into full swing by now but so far only had a couple of pickings.
Title: Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: Nobbie on May 04, 2021, 15:50
Same here, managed a single picking so far, but a lot of stems are suffering frost damage. Just about to nip up and see if thereís any ready as another frost tonight. I suspect it will go crazy when it warms up a bit and Iíll have it coming out of my ears :lol:
Title: Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: Hampshire Hog on May 04, 2021, 15:57
Thanks thatís reassuring.
I have just picked one whole spear!
Will add it tonightís stir fry for extra flavour if nothing else.
Cheers HH
Title: Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: New shoot on May 05, 2021, 11:31
Mine has only just started.  I had tips of spears showing weeks ago, but they decided to stay put for a while.  Can't say I blame them.

There are a few spears ready today which I will pick later, so that is hopefully the start of cropping.

I suspect it will go crazy when it warms up a bit and Iíll have it coming out of my ears :lol:

That is what I am hoping for too.  No such thing as too much home-grown asparagus  :D
Title: Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: snowdrops on May 05, 2021, 11:59
Iíve had to harvests so far but they are heavily mulched, itís my first real year of harvesting them. I did pick about 12 spears last year from 18 crowns as the instructions that came with them said I could but as they seemed quite spindly growth I left them, exerting great will power lol Iím hoping it paid off, but some are still not showing at all so Iím not sure if they survived.
Title: Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
Post by: RGM on May 05, 2021, 17:58
It's really slow here. In the past I'd be picking mid April but moved plot and have a new bed in what should be first year of cropping. Cut a small bunch on Friday but nothing big enough today and a few frosted tips at soil level. Just too dry and cold. Nothing will move much until we get some warmer nights I think...