How to harvest ostrich fern?
I planted an ostrich fern in my garden two years ago. Last year, it regrew nicely in the spring- but I was afraid to harvest the fiddleheads because I thought that would be like cutting off the new growth.
Sure enough, I just read on wikipedia that you should harvest no more than 3 fiddleheads per plant. It says each plant should produce 7, so that would leave 4 fronds to grow.
Is that true? If you grow them, is this how you harvest your fiddleheads?
I've only got one fern, so if that is true, sounds like maybe I need to propogate it so I'll have more plants...