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Pruning Asparagus

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A question came in to Ask Gardenerd this week:

Could you please help me understand how to
trim my 4’ tall asparagus patch that was planted in the fall? Does it need to turn completely brown? How low do I trim it?

Great question, and the answer can be confusing, because there are two schools of thought on the matter. Many gardeners, including those at Peaceful …
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Planting Asparagus Crowns

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A gardener up in Nova Scotia writes in this week:

“Greetings from
Hirtle Island. I want to plant an asparagus plot this year. Because deer are such a problem I am considering
planting them in a large planter – kind of like a raised bed, though maybe not so raised. (I hope to use an old, rotting boat.) This way I can build a metal wire cage over them.

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