Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Can anyone identify what type of watermelon this is at this age??
by No_Such_Reality Today at 7:47 pm

» Today's Harvest
by Fiz Today at 6:22 pm

» Eggplant Blossom End Rot?
by Fiz Today at 6:11 pm

» help with raised beds! how much can I grow in a 4' x 4' raised bed?
by Robbomb116 Today at 4:12 pm

» New England July 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:45 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:39 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by AlwaysHotinFL Today at 1:23 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Today at 10:29 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:23 am

» Growing Romanesco Broccoli
by plantoid Today at 7:20 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Today at 2:07 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:04 pm

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:21 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:07 am

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by Scorpio Rising 7/24/2017, 8:40 pm

» More on garlic scapes
by greatgranny 7/24/2017, 7:17 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll 7/24/2017, 2:47 pm

» My early garden
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:15 am

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:14 am

» Square footage
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:03 am

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR 7/23/2017, 10:19 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals 7/23/2017, 11:26 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 7/22/2017, 9:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 7:38 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:22 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:50 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Asparagus harvest - height or diameter?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Asparagus harvest - height or diameter?

Post  JustMe on 3/22/2012, 11:12 pm

My asparagus (Jersey Knight and Martha Washington) plants are growing, and this will be the first harvest year. I've read they should be harvested when they are 6-8".

Both varieties have stalks that are that height, but they are very skinny. None are larger than a pencil diameter, and the Martha Washington ones are bamboo skewer skinny.

Last year, when I bought the 2 year old Jersey Knight plants, they were toothpick skinny.

Does the circumference change if they stay in the ground longer before harvesting? Will they be larger in circumference next year because the plants are older?

JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Asparagus harvest - height or diameter?

Post  curio on 3/22/2012, 11:20 pm

The answer to that question about increasing size each year is "yes". However, each year you will also get those little skinny sprouts also on some plants. By the fifth year, we had all sizes from the tiny ones to the finger thickness ones on nearly every plant.
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Asparagus harvest - height or diameter?

Post  JustMe on 3/25/2012, 1:56 pm

So should I harvest the asparagus that's 6-8" (one is 12") even though they are super skinny?

I saw an asparagus program on a gardening show years ago. We've moved a lot in the last ten years, so I'm super excited to harvest our first crop.

JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Asparagus harvest - height or diameter?

Post  curio on 3/25/2012, 6:57 pm

I think I'd probably just let those grow up and "fern" this year. If they're too skinny (less diameter than a pencil) they're often not worth cooking. You might use them raw in a salad if you like them that way.
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Asparagus harvest - height or diameter?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum