Asparagus??

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  1. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    This is the 4th year my asparagus are in the ground, and they have not come up. They were up last spring.....what could have happened????
     
  2. Jan Sears

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    I have heard that asparagus needs lots of fertilizer. Just a thought.
     

  3. Bruce in NE

    Bruce in NE Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's a little early yet, depending on where you're at.
     
  4. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    I'm in zone 5....northeast Connecticut. The bed has received compost every fall, and I feed it with organic fertilizer a couple of times each summer.
     
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    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    What is the weather like? Is the ground warm?
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Days have been warm (50's-60's) but nights we still have frost. Pretty much the same as lasst year, but they were coming up by then!
     
  7. harleystyle1

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    This is the 4th year for mine also - I did have a little come up ( which I cut ) but I have about 12 that I have been able to see for almost 2 weeks but they do not seem to be growing - I blame it on the cool weather we have had (I'm In WI ) - it was really warm 3-4 weeks ago and then it got cold again - I would give it alittle more time - if it isn't up yet you could work up the ground alittle bit - I ussually do every spring and deffinatly try fertizer or some compost.- Good Luck
     
  8. randy in central missouri

    randy in central missouri Well-Known Member

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    i would say if they don't come up soon, they are dead. mine have been up for over a month. i just let mine go to seed this year, my third year. everyone says that aspargus is fickle, but its growing for me. i wouldn't give up on that spot, they may still come out of it.

    randy
     
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    It warmed up here the last few days - I checked today and the rest of mine are finally growing again?? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. daytrader

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    Its cheaper to buy it then grow it. Just wasted space with little return.
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    That could be said about alot of things.....but you miss the point of gardening then.... :D
     
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    Yup, cause you get a better product when you do it yourself, and you get the gratification that goes along with it.
     
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    I would rather use the space for items that will be productive for a good return on time and land investment.

    Never had much luck with this. Just takes way to long and the 3rd year loss is to much for me to even think of doing it again.

    I can grow 4 times the produce for my family then use this space for 4 years for very little production.
     
  14. bugstabber

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    I just got my first picking, zone 4. We had cool weather for a week and a half that slowed things down.
     
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    I just planted asparagus(first time)am I to understand that it takes 3 years to produce?
    Any info on planting asparagus appreciated.
     
  16. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    This site has a nice synopsis of asparagus growing. Depends if you grew from seed or from crowns.

    http://www.farm-garden.com/growing-vegetables/3/
     
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