Asparagus Plants

Cutting Asparagus

Anonymous added on July 23, 2015 | Answered

I cut my asparagus down in July after they grew about 4 feet high and had become fern like at the tops. About a week later, I had new growth and many small offshoots of asparagus from the main stem. My question is, should I not have cut the asparagus down this early? What do the offshoots mean to the strength of my asparagus?

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Answered on July 24, 2015

Most asparagus is cut back in fall, so yes, this was a bit early. This article will provide additional information:

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