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When to move asparagus

The allotment I've had for the past number is not longer available to me. Can I transplant my asparagus or do I have to start again with new plants? When is the best time to do it and will I be able to harvest the first years crop after transplanting. Mary Catherine, Blackrock, Co Cork Posted: 04/12/2017

Being a herbaceous perennial, asparagus can be lifted at any time when dormant between November and March. Its crowns and roots are quite shallow, fleshy and easily damaged.

Cut back the withered stems as a guide to where to dig. Loosen the soil and lift carefully. Keep moist and re-plant as soon as possible. If they are strong plants and settle  in well, why not take a  few spears in May!



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