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timknockalla
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Asparagus problems Reply with quote

I grew a bed of asparagus from seed and it was doing well - in about it's 7th year when we had those two bad winters and the asparagus was one of the things that suffered.

So I planted again the year before last from bought in plants and they just have not thrived - some have died. Anyone else had similar problems? Is there a problem with planting asparagus in the same place as an older bed?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if you saw last week's Gardeners' World? Monty Don was dumping some that he planted a couple of years ago. His was failing to thrive, he reckoned, due to poor drainage and cold/wet spring. I'd plant in a new place for safety's sake, though I've never grown it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I saw that. damp/cold aren't a problem - well the whole garden is sloping to the north and there is nothing I can do about that but I don't have wet clay - I have a well drained podzol. I think I will move it to be on the safe side
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