Thin spears

Asked April 25, 2017, 5:52 PM EDT

My asparagus bed is about 6 yes. old and now I am seeing very thin spears along with nice healthy ones. What is going on?

Lawrence County Missouri

1 Response

The problem is usually cultural. Be sure to not harvest too many spears in any given year. Also make sure to leave the ferns growing healthy throughout the growing season. Also be sure to add fertilizer and lime regularly. Here is a link to further information about asparagus which you might find helpful in controlling cultural conditions: MU Publication G6405 Growing Asparagus in Missouri http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g6405