It depends on how much you like it, and how many people are eating it. Our family of four can eat it 3 or 4 times a week, and we can keep 30-40 plants eaten down pretty well. It does grow pretty quickly on those warm late spring nights after a decent rain though.
Remember -you won't get anything to pick until the second year(let first year grow out -then mow down when it starts getting yellow in fall) and then second year pick(cut) sparingly, the third year you can go at it. Its an investment
I've had them planted for 5 yrs. and still gidnt get any to eat. I planted 4 plants, and i only get a stalk every year. My neighbor has tons of them and he tried treating my soil the same as his but still none. I think im going to dig them out and try another kind. Gotta try something, we love them.
Dig it real deep -I mean 2-2 1/2 ft.(and about 2ft wide)If soil is rocky/clay get rid of it.put in good soil on very bottom put about 6-8 or more inches of well rotted manure.then about 8-10 in. good soil then spread coms (roots out ) cover with enough soil to cover roots( about 6-8 in. fill in rest as it grows.needs full sun and won't tolerate soggy wet conditions.might need to put leaves/straw over in late fall You should be good for next 20 years
BTW, Taterdavid,Is that Mr. Rogers in the pic? I heard that he was special forces and had a few confirmed kills- someone said he wore the sweaters to hide the tats on his arms--I don't know how true It is (haven't taken the time to check) but thought it was interesting.My kids grew up on 'Mr. Rogers'
It may take more time than a few years. I know older plants are suppossed to produce in 2 years but it took ours 4 or 5. It does good now but I would like to plant some more. Once you get a good bed going they really do good. Guess my spot is less than ideal.
You canít get them if you ainít in the woods!!
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