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Can you eat asparagus fern?
Last Updated: 18th February, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, are asparagus ferns edible?
These plants are neither ferns nor edible vegetables. Although not even distantly related to ferns, asparagus ferns are, however, actually closely related to edible asparagus (Asparagus officinalis). When the plants are old enough, tiny white flowers appear among the foliage.
Also, what can you do with asparagus ferns? How to Trim an Asparagus Fern
- Cut individual stems back to the soil with pruning shears if the foliage turns brown or yellow.
- Pinch back the tips of individual stems to encourage a denser growth of foliage.
- Cut all of the older stems back to the base of the plant in the spring to make way for new spring growth.
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Thereof, are asparagus ferns poisonous to humans?
Asparagus ferns are toxic to humans as well as dogs. When handling the plant and working in the garden near the plant, wear gloves to protect your hands and arms from the poisonous sap.
When should I take my asparagus to the fern?
Asparagus should be grown in a dedicated bed where it can come back year after year and where weed competition will be low. This bed is shown in late summer. After the spring harvest, asparagus plants grow tall with beautiful fern-like foliage through summer. In early fall, they begin to die back.