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Asparagus question #6537878
05/15/19 12:14 PM
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I have a 3 year old bed that has settled and tends to stay wet. It produces, but seems it could do better if I can get some water to shed off of it. Can I add 2-3 inches of dirt without killing/hurting the existing plants? Thanks for all input and advise.

Re: Asparagus question [Re: RonH] #6537888
05/15/19 12:27 PM
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Yes, It won't hurt a thing. I put ten inches of fresh horse manure on mine. You can add more manure every year. Asparagus is a heavy feeding plant and you won't kill it that way.


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Re: Asparagus question [Re: RonH] #6538220
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more organic soil and the root system will grow into it over the summer, it really does not like wet roots in the winter months especially the frost freeze cycles.

Re: Asparagus question [Re: RonH] #6538222
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salt it


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Re: Asparagus question [Re: RonH] #6538530
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Thank You all, I do salt it routinely for weed control. Main concern was if I would "smother" it by adding dirt and burying the crown but sounds like it will be fine. It just holds a lot of moisture, course with the winter and spring we've had, everything is holding a lot of moisture.

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For you guys that add manure or compost, what is the timing? I usually add triple 19 when done harvesting and some compost in late summer, just curious if that is the correct timing.

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Re: Asparagus question [Re: RonH] #6539428
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I am curious on timing of adding compost or manure also. And.. Is there a calculation for how much salt others add, or do you use the toss it on til it looks right method?

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I'm totally ignorant... I assume that asparagus likes salt? Salinity? My parents live in an alkalia area and the asparagus seem s to do super good, I take it it likes salinity???

I plan to seed an acre when I move there so when the world is nearing the end,we can all eat lots of asparagus I. The spring!!!

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Re: Asparagus question [Re: RonH] #6544000
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Bringing this back to see if any thoughts on timing of adding compost or manure and volume of salt, thanks.

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Wish I knew about the salt


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From what I have read asparagus is tolerant of salt. Salt does not help asparagus grow. People put salt on their asparagus to control weeds.

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