Growing Asparagus

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04 Sep 21 bill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
we have a asparagus plant that appeared in a place in our garden where we had not grown any last year produced 1 or 2 very thin spears that went to fern this year there is one normal size spear just coming up should we class this as 1st or 2nd year
05 Aug 22 Anthony (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
The birds will eat the red berries on the female asparagus and they flick the seeds all over the place .. also could be you moved some soil from around the asparagus and moved it to another part of the garden .. not knowing seedlings was in the soil .. ive done this many of times . Oddly enough, you can transplant those new shoots (and roots) in another location .. give them away .. or just destroy them. i would class the new asparagus as first year despite the size of it .. mine normally take 2 -3 years before they are really a harvestable size . They will live to 15 years
07 Sep 21 (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
If it germinated approx 1 year ago it would be 1 year old. You need to really look after this plant with compost/manures/fertiliser and regular watering. You won't produce a decent crop until the 4th year. Also I suggest you have 3-6 plants if you want a decent amount of spears each couple of days.
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