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Moving Asparagus

Good morning I started an allotment this year, but will be giving it up for a slightly smaller one and planted asparagus this year for 3 years time. Is it possible to dig this up and move to the new allotment? Any advice on when and how would be appreciated.


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    You can move it but tricky go to that will explainimage
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Early spring is best when they're still mainly dormant. You only planted this year so you should have fewer problems than usual, the root systems won't have developed anything like the complexity mature plants have. I've transplanted mature plants and untangling the root systems can be a bit of a nightmare.

  • Many thanks for the advice

  • I moved three year old plants about 4 months back (necessity) and only one survived and it seems to have regressed to sending up skinny shoots like it did in the first year image good luck!

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Shame about the losses. The poor old survivor is suffering from shock. Cut it back in late autumn, cover it well with compost or organic material with some balanced fertiliser mixed in, give it a good water, and it should be all right.

  • thanks Italophile - when I say "I" moved them what I really meant was that my Deerhound dig them up and I found him flinging them in the air like they were his toys!!!!!!

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    image My idiot of a West Highland White pup is fenced off from the vegies because I know she'd try to do exactly the same thing. When I take her to the vet I refer to her as "La cretina" (the idiot). My day was made on our last visit. The vet saw the dog and beamed, "La cretina!".

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