When does Asparagus wake up in Nor Cal

melikeeatplantsMarch 18, 2013

I'm in San Jose, put a bed of asparagus in last spring, grew well, cut the ferns in the winter. It's mid-March now and everything has leafed out or has bud swell. The only thing showing no signs is the asparagus.

Should I take a chill pill or is something wrong?

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sautesmom

They started selling it at our Farmer's Market in January. Of course those were not 2nd year plants--asparagus takes years to get up to cropping.
Have you tried digging one up??
Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 8:21PM
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melikeeatplants

You had local asparagus in January? I know some farmers markets sell stuff from afar.

Maybe I'll dig one up.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 12:44PM
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CathyCA Zone10(10)

In coastal So Cal my asparagus started popping up about a week ago.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 1:28PM
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melikeeatplants

Bumping this to report they FINALLY have starting coming up April 4th. Strange I'm behind a lot of colder zones it seems...

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 12:49AM
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