the fern is the mature asparagus plant. keep watering them, and you
might fertilize one last time about now. next year it is your call
whether you want to harvest spears or give them one more year to build
up. Most people give them the one more year.
Water them well, keep the ferns alive to nourish the roots. :-)
I leave them in the winter and let them dry so they become a "frame" for
the cover sheet I cover the bed with. I cut the dead ferns down in the
The female ones will bloom and often produce a little red seed pod.
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
I try to put mulch around mine to keep them nurished. Also keep the
weeded. Otherwise they pretty much take care of themselves. I do wai
till the third year for harvesting and then you only harvest in th
Spring. You leave them grow the rest of the season for nurishment fo
the next year
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