Growing Asparagus

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21 Feb 22 Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello my plant is about 4yrs old was getting skinny shoots until I put dried chicken manure from my chooks on and within weeks I started getting thicker shoots the size of an index finger, I'm in Alice Springs where we get minus 5 temps in winter when is the best time to prune as I've never pruned it before. Thank you looking forward to hearing from you.
08 Mar 22 John Mauger (Australia - temperate climate)
Asparagus is a 'gross feeder' meaning that it likes rich soil with plenty of nitrogen. That is why the poultry manure gave them a burst. Harvest the spears from Spring into Summer, then let the spears grow into 'ferny' heads. Keep the water and nutrients up, use a good mulch to retain water, then cut the heads off at ground level when they turn yellow in late autum. Leaving the ferny heads on helps the plant to regenerate. You should have a good crop next season. Asparagus is quite cold hardy. Trust this helps
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