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Asparagus help needed
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Robbie    Posted 01-16-2002 at 12:24:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 1 roe of asparagus that is three years old
and want to move it to a more sunny area. what do
I need to do and not kill it? I have a tractor with a 1 bottom plow and could easily plow it up and have plenty of mulch to put in soil in new location. Asparagus is not a common garden item here in south Georgia.Any help appreciated in advance.


Robbie    Posted 01-16-2002 at 16:50:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I appreciate input but want the space where asparagus is now. I was thinking ,it was only planted about 6 inches deep,my 14inch bottom plow would roll it over and I would be able to plant it deeper. Could I expect to get any food from plants that are moved this year?


Salmoneye    Posted 01-17-2002 at 03:09:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I understand that you planted it only 6 inches deep, but that is not where the root established itself.

You can go ahead and try to plough it out, but I think you are going to be upset with the results.
And then you are talking at least another two years to get a row established elsewhere after you kill that row.

The Crowns do not come out looking like they did when you planted...


Kansas Kid    Posted 01-16-2002 at 15:00:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried to dig some out of a road ditch and dug about a foot deep and still didnt get all the roots but I did get some to come up the next year. I would just plant a new row where you want it. I tried planting new asparagus and planted it 2 foot deep like everyone suggested and had no luck finally got some plants and got a good crop now.


Kansas Kid    Posted 01-16-2002 at 14:55:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried to dig some out of a road ditch and dug about a foot deep and still didnt get all the roots but I did get some to come up the next year. I would just plant a new row where you want it.


Salmoneye    Posted 01-16-2002 at 12:46:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Once the crowns are established, you are in for a battle to get them out and to live.

I have no idea how deeply you planted them, but up North here, the crowns are well below a foot deep and usually closer to 2 foot down.

My advice is to leave the row...and plant another where you want them. Let the second row get established for a few years and then try and move the first row if you are still inclined.
At least then there will be no interuption in your crop...


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