Why is my asparagus so skinny? And do I harvest it?
I planted an asparagus bed 3 years ago. I have been giddy over the prospect of *finally* getting to harvest this year (year 3). But to my dismay, most of the spears are very skinny (thinner than a pencil).
1. Am I only supposed to harvest those that are thicker? Do I let them fern out already?
2. Why are the spears so thin? I know they get thinner as the season progresses, but these are the first ones of the year.