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Asparagus & Rhubarb

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:54 pm
by nes
So I think the asparagus went to seed...

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:lol:

Suggestions?
I'd like to just clean everything under it & let it seed so we can have more for next year, but if I trimmed some of it down (either now or after it seeded) could I actually get any stalks?


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Just triple checking this is rhubarb (just because it's HUGE) and it's ready when the stalk turns bright red, right?

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:05 pm
by jal_ut
The asparagus should be left alone until frost. It needs that time to make food and store it in the roots until next spring so it can give you a harvest.

Rhubarb can be harvested anytime there are some good stems. Not necessarily red ones. Some rhubarb does not have red stems.