RE: [gardeners] community garden plot

Pai, Anil (
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 11:43:12 -0800

I took over my third community garden plot a couple of months back. It had
not been used for many years
but it had a lot of blackberry canes and (believe it or not) some
asparagus.What I have done is
set aside a part of the plot for blackberry. I plan to move some of the
canes to this area,
so that I can use the remaining plot for other veggies. It is a little
difficult to remove any
berry plants, since they are deep rooted. I have left alone the asparagus
crown and roots. 

Hope this helps.

Anil (Cupertino, CA)

-----Original Message-----
From: David G. Smith []
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] community garden plot

Asparagus can be cut back once it's turned brown.  You might want to mark
where it is so you don't accidentally step on the new spears in the spring.
I put some compost on ours in late winter.

(Just up the road in Delaware)

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Shirley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] community garden plot

> I can't speak for the asparagus but the raspberries can be cut back quite
> easily. Raspberries do well in the DC area. Miz Anne was born there that
> say something for the town. <VBG>
> George
> Stacey Marien wrote:
> >
> > Folks,
> >
> > I have gotten a plot in the area community garden.
> > The plot is very overgrown so I have my work cut out
> > for me to clean it up.  It looks like there is
> > asparagus growing in the plot as well as raspberries.
> > What can I do to preserve these plants?  I don't want
> > to pull them up but can I cut them back?
> >
> > Stacey - in Wash DC
> >
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