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What happened to the kiddie pool?
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Everyone who sees it for the first time asks me "what is that?" I say asparagus that I started from seeds indoors over winter and transplanted into the kiddie pool early spring. I get all kinds of responses and questions, but the common one, is a look of confusion ๐Ÿค” I just laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@CrealCritter That kiddie pool of asparagus looks so healthy and green.
Do you have the asparagus bed ready to transplant into?
When are you planning to transplant it?
 

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@CrealCritter That kiddie pool of asparagus looks so healthy and green.
Do you have the asparagus bed ready to transplant into?
When are you planning to transplant it?
Yep, it's all ready tilled deep. I may till in some turkey / duck litter and a healthy dose of barn lime. But I won't set the crowns until the ferns die back late fall / early winter. Then I'll roll out a bale of hay over the bed and pray they pop up early spring.

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Planted 100 ft row of asparagus today.

Here's what the roots looked like in the bottom of the kiddie pool. No way to separate this mass. so I cut 50 chunks with a garden spade, making sure I had a few crowns in each chunk. I planted them about a foot deep on 2 foot spacing.

Root mass
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Left bed is asparagus
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Hopefully they send up asparagus ferns early spring.

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I suppose I done asparagus transplanting correctly. Read up on how to transplant asparagus AFTER I already done it ๐Ÿ™„

Might be useful for someone else.

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Woohoo!! Fresh asparagus. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
It's very tempting and all but... No spear harvest this year. I'll let them go to fern and harvest spears sparingly next year. The forth year plus it's game on though.
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