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Post  kev on 10/8/2011, 8:38 am

I planted some new asparagus maybe a month and a half ago.I'd like to move it now.Can I do so now,or will I kill it if I try?Thanks
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Post  janezee on 10/8/2011, 11:19 pm

Hi, kev!
Seedlings or roots?
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Post  kev on 10/9/2011, 7:47 am

Roots.Thanks
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Post  janezee on 10/9/2011, 10:47 am

Well, I've never heard of anyone moving asparagus this time of year until last week, when I read that you could plant in the fall, so someone had to dig them up for sale!
What I would do is be sure to have the new bed totally ready to go, then remove them one at a time by uncovering them rather than forking or digging them. This is to see how much growth is happening.
If they're just looking pretty much the same as when I put them in, I'd move them now, and feed them some kelp or fish tea, mulch and do a fertility dance over them. <;-)
If they're really settling in, I might just leave them until they're dormant and dig and remove them then.
Anyone else have any thoughts?
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Post  littlejo on 10/9/2011, 12:07 pm

Well, I moved mine, but, there was still time for them to grow their ferns back before it freezes.

Do yours have lots of fern growth?

If they have already died down, then go ahead and move them, being careful not to break roots.

If lots of fern growth, and you have 2 or 3 weeks til frost, go ahead and move.

If lots of fern growth, and not much time til frost, then wail til the fern dies down, then move.

The fern growth is what feeds it for next year. Do not cut back the green growth in the fall or you won't get good spears in the spring.

If ya want pale asparagus spears, pile on the mulch after the plants have died down(and you have moved them)

Feed after you cut the spears in the spring. In the summer, you can trim the fern growth back a little to encourage thicker ferns and bigger spears in the spring.

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Post  kev on 10/9/2011, 7:31 pm

Yes,lots of fern growth.I got a good deal on them,but didn't think they'd all grow(which they didn't)but alot did.I have room to keep them together now instead of spread out,so I'd like to do it before they're too established.Thanks for the replies.
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Post  KathyRRozier on 10/13/2011, 4:59 am

Asparagus is a perennial popular vegetable grown in home gardens. Sometimes home gardeners are willing to assume the task of transplant asparagus plants. While asparagus planting is not difficult for the asparagus, moving can be quite tricky, especially if you know what you're doing. This task is not recommended unless you have no choice but to assume the studs on the move. However, the transplant asparagus plants is possible.

When asparagus transplant
While the asparagus can be transplanted at any time during dormancy, spring is right, just before the plants have begun to awaken. This generally makes it easier when it comes to dig through the roots and tentacles. It is this complex root system that makes asparagus so difficult to transplant because their tangled roots that can not be removed easily.
How to transplant asparagus
It is usually easier to use a fork and shovel to locate studs break entangled roots. Once split, gently lift the lightweight crown and trim the roots. When planting asparagus, make a trench deep and wide enough to accommodate their extensive root system. Add some compost in the bottom of the trench and a mound of some of the soils.

Place the asparagus crown at the top of the soil covered with soil, allowing roots to spill over the sides. Make sure the pointed part of the asparagus plant is facing up and ensure that the roots are properly dispersed. Pack down the soil around and water thoroughly. For best results, asparagus plants must be located in well-drained sandy soil in full sun areas.

Transplanting or moving the asparagus is difficult but not impossible. With careful planning and familiarity with how and when to transplant asparagus, this effort must be at least one success.
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Post  janezee on 10/13/2011, 9:25 am

{giggle} I've never heard them called studs before! Cool!
Thanks, Kathy, and welcome to the forum!
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Post  stripesmom on 10/13/2011, 10:07 am

I had a flat of asparagus that I planted a couple of weeks ago. They have been setting around all summer and I wasn't able to build a box up until this past month. I'm not sure they will survive, but I guess we'll see. Kev, if I had the choice, I'd leave yours in the ground until next spring.
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Post  kev on 10/16/2011, 6:36 pm

I very carefully moved them yesterday.They're still green and upright in thier new spot.Crossing my fingers on this.
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