"Karen-I cut them back to prevent little animals and rot from entering the roots through a rotting stem. And, when the spring growth begins, I can see the small stalks clearly. Remember, I don't have the frost issue with my container gardens in…"
"I have asparagus that by year 2 were so vigorous, 3/4" diameter stalks, so I cut a few, and the plants continue to become well established. There are others right next to the vigorous plants, that are taking more time to reach such an…"
"I am a container gardener, due to gophers and Bermuda grass invasions, and I have been waiting for the 3rd year to harvest any of my Martha Washington asparagus plants. Though, sometimes the stems become so big and invasive, I trim them back as…"
Hi Deborah, for some reason I cant seem to reply to my inbox mail so I have to just write comments. I live in an apartment in Avondale and have a small balcony garden. It's so hot lately just doing my best to keep everything alive and happy:-) Happy Gardening!
Wonderful Deborah-Thanks for joining my group-being disable has certainly not deterred me from gardening-just want to find easier ways of doing things and share them. Many of my friends who are members are not handicapped-perhaps a bad back or whatever...As I always say-everybody has something.