Growing Asparagus

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01 Apr 20 Barb (Australia - arid climate)
I do two picks of my patch one now (mid march) the other later in the year does any one else do this an how many weeks do they usually pick for my dad use to pick for 4/6 weeks but friend only picks 2 or so whos right lol thanks
02 Apr 20 Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm sub tropical. My plants are 3 years old. I cut the old growth off late August, new spears shoot soon after. I pick for about 6 weeks - the ferns get away from me. This year in January I cut my ferns off and picked asparagus for about a month. The important part is to let the ferns grow and store food back into the crowns for next spring. If you over pick the spears or pick them too long it will not give the plant time to build the crown for next year.
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