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Advice on moving/transplanting my asparagus plants


 
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brogan
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Advice on moving/transplanting my asparagus plants Reply with quote

I have a number of asparagus plants in their second year but I need to move them to another bed to stop the dogs digging them up.

Does any one have any advice on moving them safely?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go onto "Google" and Type in "How to Transplant Established Asparagus" you will find all the Information you require and more,I was amazed at the amount of simple Instructions which even I could follow,
Hope that is of some help to you.
Dave.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: harvesting new 2 year old spears Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, plants are moved....semi-successfully...the dog decided he wanted to see what I was burying in the new bed!!

On a different note I've ordered some new 2 year old spears to plant immediatly. Will I be able to harvest them this year to eat?

Thanks.
Brogan.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brogan, you should not harvest them in their second year and only lightly in their third year. We have our asparagus bed surrounded with chicken wire to keep dogs etc out as the newly emerging spears can be easily damaged.
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