Cold & Snow Coming- Should I Re-Cover Asparagus?


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Hello All!

I hope this note finds everyone well & having a good & fun today!
We have some 4 year old Mary Washington asparagus plants. For winter, I left them covered with shredded leaves, thanks to the good advice on this user forum. (Thank You all very much!)

I uncovered them about 3 weeks ago and it has been in the 60 degree to 70 degree Fahrenheit range. They have been producing a fair amount of delicious spears. But...
Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 20-F range with 50+ mile per hour winds and 4 to 6 inches of snow. The cold is supposed to last two or three days.

Should I re-cover them with the leaf shreds or will this cause them to think it's winter and stop producing?

Thanks for helping!

Please Enjoy This Day!
Paul
 
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Thanks Durgan for the appreciated advice. (The winds never came and the snow was only 2 inches, so we lucked out. Cold? Yep- it showed up!)
Enjoy Today!
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Our asparagus has always came up through 6" of straw mulch and has for years. Garlic as well.
 
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Thanks Senior Citizen.
I like your straw mulch mention. I'd imagine it lets the plant breathe well.

Please Enjoy This Day! (It's Free)
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