Asparagus from Ferns in Zone 8

kirstennolaOctober 17, 2012

I planted some Jersey Giant small ferns that I got from Home Depot back in early April. They have become giant, beautiful ferns and still continue to put up shoots.

I've read that I need to cut the ferns and cover with compost in December to try to force some dormancy.

When the crowns come up in the spring, can I harvest or do I need to wait another full year? Thank you!

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

You should probably wait another year unless you specifically bought 2 year old plants.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:03PM
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esh_ga

By the way, asparagus is not a fern.

Here is a link that might be useful: Georgia information on asparagus

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 5:19PM
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