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OT Anybody grow asparagus?

Barry Irby
My son left me an asparagus patch. Probably thirty crowns and its been about four years. They seem to be hanging on, but not really flourishing. I think part of the problem is he used sterile stuff like pine bark and soilless mix.

How do you harvest? I take off the shoots that are the size of my pinky and larger, but I am getting lots of them that are smaller than a pencil. Do I take those off? Or leave them to grow and feed the crown.

What would you use for fertilizer?

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