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Q.I have an established asparagus raised bed that has produced good crops for the last few years.

Zone 18966 | Anonymous added on April 16, 2020 | Answered

Well to continue, I usually wait until the ferns have turned brown before cutting back. My husband cut them back before this occurred. Well, it’s the middle of April and I should be seeing asparagus crowns poking coming up but I have zilch. Did he kill the plants or will I have to plant new roots?

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Answered on April 16, 2020

This is not the best way or time to cut them down. It won't usually kill them flat out, though. I would expect late growth and not near as much as usual this year. It should recover by the next.


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