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Why is my asparagus dying 😭

waxiferdwaxiferd Posts: 1

Above is a picture of my asparagus, this is not the first spear to collapsed!  They start out nice and straight but collapse overnight before they are ready to be cut! This is only my second year of growing so relatively new to this crop, any suggestions?  


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,535
    That looks like slug damage at the base, so you might need some anti slug protection.

    It does look quite pale though and shouldn't be that colour - is it getting enough light?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,576
    I would guess slugs too and maybe some frost?   We've had quite a lot of frosty morning lately and it's done for some of our spears.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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