Asparagus bed

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Potty Plotty Lotty

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Asparagus bed
« on: February 20, 2021, 15:57 »
My second asparagus bed (approx 10 years old) was definitely less productive last year with thinner and fewer spears whereas the other bed was superb as usual.

I'm considering not harvesting any spears from it at all this year and have mulched it with an extra bag of manure. Do you think that this along with a couple of good feeds with chicken manure pellets once growing would be beneficial for the 2022 harvest? Or maybe just harvest it for 6 weeks rather than 10 8 weeks? Ooops therein may be some of the source of my problem...  :blush:


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Re: Asparagus bed
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 21:17 »
Hi there Potty
Feeding and restraining harvesting should help as will making sure the bed is weed free. I have a productive bed of asparagus and understand that it should produce for up to 20 years.
Good luck
HH
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