Asparagus Plants
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Asparagus

Zone 78232 | Dan added on March 14, 2017 | Answered

I am expanding my garden, including adding a good foot depth of soil. I have 2 yr old asparagus ferns. Should I go through trouble of "transplanting" or will they be ok just gently adding new soil around them? They would still be about 8 inches tall above new soil height.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on March 14, 2017

    I would not advise trying to lift your Asparagus, the despise being moved, as they have long tap roots.
    You can top dress the plants each spring with 2 to 3 inches of composted manure and then add a 2 inch layer of organic mulch.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/best-mulch-for-garden.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/growing-asparagus.htm

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