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    Default Hollow and curly asparagus spears - why?

    I have some asparagus spears coming up sort of curled into the soil and hollowed out. I can't find anything on the interweb about this - can any of you give me an idea of what's going on?
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    Are they old? Our Asparagus bed is now about 8 or 9 years old, and we get some odd-looking ones. Also, some very very fat ones, too!
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    Dry weather? A virus? We had a few last year but none so far this

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    We have had asparagus beetles on the allotment this year!

    BBC - Gardening - Advice: Pest and disease identifier

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    We've certainly had lots of dry weather, I can't remember when it rained last in this part of Lincolnshire! Perhaps I should give the bed a really good soaking?

    The plants are only about 4 years old - last year was our first real year of harvesting them. I'm going to have a really good search for the hairy-grass beetle but I've not seen any yet.
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