do any of you have any experience with transplanting asparagus? I planted mine about 6 years ago, but would really like to move them as they are in a too shady part of the patch. The harvests haven’t been brilliant, I’m not sure if it’s down to the not so sunny position or lack of nutrients. But whatever the reason, I’d like to move them, but just keep reading about how difficult it is because of their very deep roots. So if anybody has any advice, I’d be very grateful.
I would not try and move the plants as the roots system of your 6-year old plants would be extensive and you would damage them and it could take years for the plants to fully recover. Better to start a new bed with new crowns and harvest what you can from the old bed until the new bed is fully established…this way you will have some continuity of harvest.