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  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
    • Movement is Life
My asparagus is growing......
« on: November 23, 2012, 05:36:45 pm »
So we lopped all the top growth off the asparagus bed about a month ago, and put a nice mulch on top of the bed in preparation for winter  ;D

We now have spears appearing from one of the crowns! Should I let them grow or cut them off to stop the root system being overworked at this time of the year?

Oh yes - our strawberry plants are also starting to produce new shoots as well!

These are both in a polytunnel by the way  ;)


  • Joined May 2011
  • Yorkshireman on a hill in wet South Wales
Re: My asparagus is growing......
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 08:29:49 pm »
I'd leave them alone there is a frost due any day soon .
 I have full sized strawbs on the plants in the barrel a
I ate a massive  fully ripe straw berry off the barrel last week and put a hand full of rotting ones in the composter .
 Most of my sparra grass is pushing up shoots so all 'll do is add more compost
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  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: My asparagus is growing......
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 07:09:23 am »
I've been hedgelaying this week and the hazel is (was) covered in small catkins  :(  hope they come back when they're supposed to......
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