Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267
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12 crowns were planted in one bed and 6 in another. Both beds clear of weeds.
Bed 1, with 12 crowns, they've all grown. What now ...when should they be cut back...or should they be left a little longer to grow. ..
Bed 2, with 6 crowns, only one has grown, me thinks the other 5 have died... should I throw in the towel and start again...
The foliage should be cut back when it starts to turn yellow.
as for the ones that didn't grow - when did you plant them and who did you get them from?
I planted them in March/April.
the bed with only one growth I would have a little light dg down and see the state of the crowns as you'll be able to tell if they've rotted,
if they have I would scrap that bed for asparagus and during winter extend the larger bed and add the survivor on the end.
Sounds a good plan treehugger, will do that at the weekend.
Once cut back do they need covering over winter or mulching.
So you did ... I'd have known that if I'd read the question properly
No probs, Dove.
Would they benefit from a good mulch of muck in the autumn.
Dug a couple of crowns up today. They weren't quite dead, there were some white, roots about an inch long?