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    I will too if they are still around in a fortnight when I'm in the uk.
    I imagine though any left by then will have dried out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdood View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I've done some Asparagus browsing since and I can get a multipack of 15 (3 different named varieties) early, mid and late for 20.50 incl P&P at Crocus which appeals more. This is an offer so worried if I wait they go back to full price but it seems early to be buying them. Will they store Ok before planting beginning of April?
    You could do a test. Buy the Crocus ones and 5 from wilkos and look forward to weighing them, cooking them and then giving them marks out of 10.
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    Sounds like an idea Mark but now I've ordered the Crocus ones I don't have any more room in that bed.
    3 different varieties though so I could compare them... in 2 years time.
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    Asparagus arrived, larger root system than I expected and looks to be in good condition. Advice that came with them was to leave them as close to freezing as possible so I moved them from plastic bags to paper bags and have them stored in the garage, waiting for early March to plant out. Advice supplied is also that if they do sprout while stored don't panic but wait until last frost before planting out rather than early March.

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    Might they dry out too much stored in paper bags? When mine arrived I was advised to keep them in damp compost until ready to plant out....
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    Thats a fair point and one I don't know the answer to. I also don't know whether they should be in light or dark. Any advice gratefully received. At the moment my thought was to treat them like lifted Dahlia tubers. I've even thought of getting them in the ground with a good mulch on top while it's reasonably mild

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    I would say store in the dark, they are roots after all. I packed mine in those polystyrene fish boxes with a couple of inches of damp compost over the top.
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    Did yours then plant out and thrive , or are you saying that's the current status of them?

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