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Old 05/06/09, 10:27 PM
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Is my asparagus dead?

We moved from our place in the city to our homestead in the fall, and I brought a couple of asparagus crowns with me from my city garden, and planted them. This spring they are not showing one little bit of growth, even though the daffodills are up and the tulips are starting. I'd love to hear from anyone else in the northeast in Zone 4 - is your asparagus up yet?

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Old 05/06/09, 11:03 PM
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My asparagus didn't come up until the daffodils were spent. Give it a bit more time. Plus, they might spend a little longer working on roots before they show above ground, since you just transplanted them.

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Old 05/07/09, 09:13 AM
 
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Mine just started coming up about 3 days ago, give it a little more time.

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Old 05/07/09, 09:44 AM
 
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Ours isn't up yet either....we are Zone 3 in BC.....every day I anxiously check the plants. This will be our first year eating a few spears - I hope they come up!

Annie

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Old 05/07/09, 09:55 AM
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started an asparagus bed this year and was surprised how long they took to get going. Even now that they have it's only one (maybe 2) ferns per plant. I was told this is normal.

Hmm I like the idea of taking the asparagus with you. I don't plan to move any time soon, but when I do it's going to be like that Richard Prior Movie: Moving. Where the seller keeps joking with him that he's going to "take that with him". When Prior finally shows up the guy removed every fixture, tub, sink in the house. Only with me there will be big holes in the ground where I pulled up mature berry bushes, dwarf fruit trees and various other landscaping. Just kidding......kind of.

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Old 05/07/09, 10:31 AM
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Hmm I like the idea of taking the asparagus with you. I don't plan to move any time soon, but when I do it's going to be like that Richard Prior Movie: Moving. Where the seller keeps joking with him that he's going to "take that with him". When Prior finally shows up the guy removed every fixture, tub, sink in the house. Only with me there will be big holes in the ground where I pulled up mature berry bushes, dwarf fruit trees and various other landscaping. Just kidding......kind of.
I could have taken more, but we still own the building (small, 2-apartment building) and the new tenant is a friend who is a very keen gardener and homesteader-want-to-be, so I left the dwarf cherry tree, the perenial herbs, the rhubarb, the currant bush and half the asparagus for her to learn to garden with Not to mention my lovely raised beds.

I bought new herbs and rhubarb and currant bushes and more asparagus yesterday
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