Asparagus crop delayed?

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Hampshire Hog

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Asparagus crop delayed?
« 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?
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Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
« Reply #2 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:

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Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Asparagus crop delayed?
« Reply #6 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...



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