What steps do we need to follow to winter over asparagus plants?

Asked October 21, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

What steps do we need to follow to winter over asparagus plants? They were planted last spring and are at the north west corner of the house where they are somewhat protected.

Anoka County Minnesota

1 Response

Make sure they have plenty of water up until the ground freezes. Don't remove the foliage - leave it over winter to collect snow. Some people mulch with straw or leaves or compost, especially new plantings. Carefully remove the mulch in early spring. Here are references:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/growing-asparagus-in-minnesota-home-garde...
http://umaine.edu/gardening/master-gardeners/benefit/grow-it-right/asparagus/asparagus-faq/