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Growing Asparagus

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16 Apr 18 Marie-louise Bissett (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I bought asparagus seeds, F2 UC172 I sowed the seeds in spring and have a lot of very fine feathery plants, they starting to make shoots that looks like spears, what do I do now? Will they mature, or do I have to cut the and spears and re plant them? I live on a farm in Grahamstown
28 Apr 18 Phillip (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Leave the plants to grow & mature for another 2-3 years. You can trim back the ferns (to 5cm) either in the fall after they turn brown or at the beginning of spring.
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