We planted some crowns about 4 years ago. We get 2-3 spears per crown each year and that's it. This year, I gave in and cut 3 spears for the first time. One of them I cut was the only spear on the crown. I thought maybe by doing so, I would invite new growth, but so far it's not working. Until last fall, I only fertilized once in the spring. Last fall I put some coffe grounds down and I followed this spring with some composted manure. The row is planted along the south-facing wall of the greenhouse with good sun exposure.
Everything I've read is saying I should have a 2'wide swath of healthy asparagus by now and all I have is the row of 6 original crowns with 2-3 spears each. I prepped a cultavated ros about 2' wide and planted the crowns in a ditch down the center and filled in as it grew.
I was wondering if maybe I should dig them up next spring and try to replant them being more aggresive with my soil prep this time and add more fertilizer/compost. Does anyone else have any other ideas"? Is digging them back up now asking for even more trouble? Maybe I should just go pshyco with the fertilier and feed them more?
those 3 spears I cut sure were good!! I'd love to get this to work out....