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Aparagus advice please. 
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Hey all,
I have 3 little asparagus plants and one bigger one that I bought as a 2 year old. From what I have read you leave the fronds to go faded green / yellowish during winter then cut them all down about an inch from the ground.

This is my plant.
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Do I cut them off one by one as they yellow, or wait till the majority are yellow and cut them all back at the same time?

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Brad


Thu May 03, 2012 8:29 am
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I would probably wait until most have gone yellow and then cut them back in one go.

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I agree i normal wait until its yellow then snip it back :)

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Post Re: Aparagus advice please.
I live on the mid north coast and mine never seem to fully yellow off. There's always lovely green growth with the odd frond yellowing. I didn't cut back last winter because of this. I wonder if I should do it anyways?

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Fri May 04, 2012 8:00 am
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Post Re: Aparagus advice please.
Another question about my asaragus.

I am getting some tips of frongs browning off scattered over the 4 plants.
The frong that is big and brown started like the other one but I never cut it.

Should I be cutting the bad shoots at ground level? or just cutting of the brown?
Anyone know if this is desease of just stress from missing watering etc...?

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Brad.
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my first guess would be not enough water, but there may be other reasons. Just cut off the dead bits for now, but down in where it is still green.

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Being a type of fern they do love heavy rich soil and lots and lots of water.

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Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:36 pm
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Post Re: Aparagus advice please.
Okay. So they got a good water last night and will continue to do so.
But maybe I need to throw some more fertiliser around as well.
Thanks for the help.


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they love a deep rich mulch which would help with water retention also.

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Cool.
Thankyou - it is about time I mulched again anyway.


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