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hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:18 pm    Post subject: aspapagus - to move or not to move?  Reply with quote    

Today I remembered that I had purchased 10 asparagus plants about 3 weeks ago - 2 year old has addled my brain!
As I hadn't sorted out a permanent asparagus bed (not a quick and easy thing to do because I have a really heavy clay soil allotment), I decided to put them as a temporary measure into the most free draining bed I had already got prepared.
I know I should have had a place ready prepared but they were a really good price! Do you think it would be best to get a permanent bed made pdq and move them as soon as poss or let the plants establish for a year then move them???

hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sorry ASPARAGUS!

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've never grown asparagus so i'm not 100% but I reckon replant now is a lot better than disturb next year.

hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:46 pm    Post subject: asparagus Reply with quote    

Thanks, thinking about it that is the most sensible thing to do.
Just need a guiding hand now and then when grey matter stops working!
H

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: asparagus Reply with quote    

hils wrote:
Just need a guiding hand now and then when grey matter stops working!


Know the feeling, mines feeling mushy right now with all the icon redesign business

hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

will be worth it in the end I'm sure.

well I guess I better get my thinking cap on (once sprog's in bed) and decide where the asparagus bed is going to go. Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow...

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you move them next year you may have to wait yet another year before harvesting. This year is our first harvest year after growing ours from seed. They are much nicer when picked and eaten within a few minutes.

nettie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had to put mine in big pots for the first eight months and they were fine. Looking forward to my first proper crop this Spring

hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
If you move them next year you may have to wait yet another year before harvesting. This year is our first harvest year after growing ours from seed. They are much nicer when picked and eaten within a few minutes.


Will definatley get them a permanent home made tomorrow then - cant put it off for another year.
Will be cooking them within minutes of picking as we've just renovated and installed a stove in the victorian brick summer house on the allotment.

Getting very excited about this summers food!

Still can't believe this can be done inner city

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hils wrote:
Still can't believe this can be done inner city


Just make sure you spread the word, allotments need all the help they can get

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has anyone tried them raw? They were very good raw last year but I don't remember seeing it mentioned you can eat 'em raw.

hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:22 pm    Post subject: allotment Reply with quote    

site is fab. Origionally it was intended as pleasure gardens. Its approx 75 acres inner city Nottingham. Its said to be the largest and oldest site in the world. I feel very lucky to have my bit. 1/3 acre for 55 a year - can't be bad. I have been told to stop talking about it - apparantly boring my friends! Nice to hear some one telling me to spread the word. Cheers H

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: allotment Reply with quote    

hils wrote:
Its approx 75 acres inner city Nottingham


That's humungous

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: allotment Reply with quote    

hils wrote:
1/3 acre


That's also a big plot. What else do you plan for it?

hils



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 7:27 pm    Post subject: huge Reply with quote    

its very easy to get lost in if you've not got to grips with the alley ways and inner tracks! Not an unpleasant place to get lost though.

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