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Posted April 09, 2011 - 06:40 AM

This is my 3rd year in this spot of the garden , the other try didn't work out well because I planted it all in a square and let the weeds take over. I know it's too late for this year but should I have taken the stubble from last years plants below the surface ? I just ran the dead plants withe the lawn mower. Thanks , AlDSC07726.jpg

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 07:15 AM

I have been trying for a couple of years too....Read that they like manure and can tolerate a bit of salt water, actually like it.........I understand it takes 3 or 4 years to get them going good. I just cut mine off at the ground too.......Mine wont be up for a while I figure, been too cold

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 08:12 AM

I'm starting a patch this spring. I used to mow lawns that had it in and after they froze off in the fall mowed down the stalks.
I din't think you should need to do any sub soiling.
I have a few wild patches found along highways and they get no maintainence and have done well.
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Posted April 09, 2011 - 08:21 PM

Started some plants last year and are looking great, also started more this year. Ours is already 12 -16 inches tall

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Will have to see what happens. Asparagus and Horseradish is ordered and my first attempt will start soon.

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Posted April 10, 2011 - 08:02 PM

It's on my "to-grow" list for my raised beds. Once I have them built, I plan to plant one of the beds with it.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:37 AM

We are going to plant some this year but we are not expecting anything, same with a couple of the things we are going to plant like strawberries.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 01:17 PM

Huge asparagus festival in West Brookfield every year for anyone who's somewhat close: indexnew

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 04:42 PM

Oh how I hate the stuff! It & Okra! But you guys enjoy & I truly hope you all have a great crop.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:41 PM

Oh how I hate the stuff! It & Okra! But you guys enjoy & I truly hope yoeu all have a great crop.

I do understand! It seems you either love it or hate it.
When I got married it along with spinich were on a long list of things I told Jo I would not eat.
Course growing up in the 50's and 60's Canned was about the only way you got it around here.
That was before I learned she was one of the best cooks in the state, now there are very few things I won't eat.
And Asparagus is one of my favorites.




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