Fall planting of asparagus & rhubarb


Fall Planting of Asparagus & Rhubarb
We sometimes receive questions as to whether asparagus or rhubarb can be
moved in the fall. Though these crops are traditionally transplanted in the
spring (mid-March to mid-April), a fall move can be successful. Wait until
the top has been browned by frost and then cut back to the ground.
Prepare the soil and fertilize as you would in the spring. See
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/mf319.pdf for more detail on
asparagus and http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/ep99.pdf for more
information on rhubarb.
Water well after planting to insure good root/soil contact. Mulching would
be helpful on the rhubarb to prevent the plant from heaving out of the soil
during the winter but asparagus requires no such treatment as it is planted
much deeper.


By: Ward Upham


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