I planted asparagus last year. I have shoots growing this year but all the shoots are surrounded by a green long leaf thing and I don't know if that's a weed or part of the plant. Should I remove all growth around each spear, or is that part of the asparagus plant? I can't seem to find any pictures to let me know what is appropriate to be growing around the spears.
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Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/cutting-asparagus-foliage-back-in-autumn.htm
The green leafy things are weeds. Remove them.