How Do You Take Care Of Asparagus?

Does asparagus regrow after being cut?

After the end of the harvest season, allow the spears to grow. A spear is really just a plant shoot. And the shoots will grow into the mature fern that recharges the crown for the next harvest season. When harvest finishes, snap all the spears off at ground level and apply fertilizers (organic or synthetic).

How many spears of asparagus do you get from one plant?

When the asparagus crowns are properly established, you should be able to cut 8-10 spears from each crown, but the crop will be spread out over six weeks. That is why you need so many crowns to get a decent picking at any one time. If you like gadgets, you will cut your spears with an asparagus knife.

Does asparagus grow all summer?

Asparagus spears (Asparagus officinalis) are one of the earliest spring vegetables, but did you know that you can harvest asparagus in August as well? Even September or October if you live in a mild-enough climate. And it's so easy to do … you just switch pruning seasons!

How often do you fertilize asparagus?

Considered hardy in the U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 3 to 10, asparagus drains nutrients from the soil as it grows. However, starting with a nutrient-rich bed and fertilizing annually replenishes the nutrients so the plants have the necessary elements for fresh spear production each spring.

What do you do with asparagus for the first year?

To keep your asparagus bed productive, don't be greedy. The first year after planting, you can harvest a few spears from each plant. Pick for about two weeks and then stop so the fronds can unfold and begin feeding the root system. Harvest for three weeks the next year, and four to six weeks after that.

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