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03 Sep 20 Michael Archer (Australia - temperate climate)
a bit hard to stop watering in Perth at this time I might knock it down at the end of summer and try to pick a few late spears then
04 Sep 20 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Cut back the watering from end of May. If you keep watering and have a warmish winter it keeps growing. The idea is for the plant to put a lot of energy etc back into the crown (from the ferns) mid summer to Autumn. That is what allows the plant to send up spears during Spring. This time of the year you should have the ferns cut off, put 100-150 (?) of compost on top and applied some fertiliser and be watering heaps. At the moment I'm picking 12-15 spears each third day from 4 crowns.
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