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What animals eat asparagus in the garden?

Last Updated: 19th April, 2021

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Each crown sends up multiple spears.
  • Deer, rabbits, woodchucks, chipmunks and squirrels leave asparagus alone!
  • It's a perennial!
  • It's fun to see asparagus spears popping out of the soil – they really look like someone just stuck them in the ground.

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Keeping this in view, will rabbits eat my asparagus?

Bunnies can eat asparagus. However, just like with everything, moderation is key. You don't want to ONLY feed your rabbit asparagus, because it might cause diarrhea due to the high water content. It is, though, very low in calcium.

Subsequently, question is, does asparagus need fertilizer? A. Asparagus can be fertilized in early spring before the spears emerge. An application of 1 to 1.5 pounds of an all-purpose garden fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, per 100 square feet should be adequate. Asparagus can also be fertilized after the last harvest in June.

Also asked, can deer eat asparagus?

Like hungry teenagers, deer have their favorite nibbles. But when push comes to shove, deer eat whatever is available. This includes asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) a perennial vegetable that grows in U.S Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 though 8.

Can you eat flowering asparagus?

Asparagus can be used as an edible hedge, backdrop to flowers or shrubs, or a visual barrier. The ferns turn yellow in fall and should be cut back to the ground in winter.

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