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should I cut my asparagus now?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: should I cut my asparagus now? Reply with quote

This is the first year to cut my asparagus (finally!) and the first of my spears are already out of the ground.

I've read that you start cutting spears in april, but two spears are already 5 inches tall. Should I cut them now or wait until april when cutting will start in earnest? I don't want them to grow too big too early and stop further spears from sprouting.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend you cut one, cook it, eat it, and decide.
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