when to quite cutting asparagus

Asked July 3, 2018, 10:43 AM EDT

When should I quite cutting asparagus? Cut it in April-May- June? Should I cut it into July? The bed is three years old.

Prince George's County Maryland vegetables asparagus

1 Response

Ta a look at our vegetable profile for harvesting information. In year three harvesting is about 10-14 days. You should be finished harvesting. You need to let the spears grow. The fleshy root system needs to develop and store food for subsequent seasons. Plants harvested too heavily too soon often become weak and spindly and the crowns may never recover.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/learn/asparagus

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