Cutting back asparagus

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Paulj

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Cutting back asparagus
« on: December 10, 2012, 19:21 »
In my other post you'll see I just got a new plot since we moved and it comes with an established asparagus bed. Currently though everything is brown and still sort of standing.  To ensure a good crop do I need to get on with cutting it all back now?

Does the bed need any manure over winter?  We have a free source o that's no problem.  I just want to ensure I keep it alive and growing well next year, so all tips appreciated!


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fatcat1955

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Re: Cutting back asparagus
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 20:06 »
Just as you said, Cut it down leaving 100mm of stem so you know where the plant's are . Then give it a good helping of manure, the well rotted type.

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Re: Cutting back asparagus
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 21:46 »
Thanks for confirming fatcat1955.

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Re: Cutting back asparagus
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 15:04 »
If your ground isn't too frozen, get rid of any weeds before mulching with well-rotted manure.
Spring always comes when we sow the seeds of life.



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