What do I do with new spears that emerge in early October? I cut the ferns back to ground level about 10 days ago and now new spears are shooting up rapidly. These plants were planted 2015 from a tray of established ones that said they should produce harvest crops in 2 years (2016?).
Iredell County North Carolina
Asparagus spears will not mature this late in the year. If spears are coming up it is due to the very warm weather we are having. Put a little dirt or compost around the plant and it should be alright until spring. Also remember it takes Asparagus 3 years to become established and full production.
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