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Darin Colville
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Have monster sized 25 year old asparagus crowns for sale. Open to price, would like 3 bucks per, 50 min. order. Will deliver. . . Help plant, whatever. If you want asparagus, we'll figure it out! Moosage me for phone # Thanks
 
Susan Cerato
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Hi...Where are you located?


 
Darin Colville
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Just outside of Maryville MO. 90 miles north of KC.
 
Susan Cerato
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Thanks for the quick reply. That would put us about 2 1/2 hours apart. How does this distance play into your offer to deliver? Timing would depend on how soon the soil is dry enough to work. Do you know what variety the crowns are?
 
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Where are you? Delivery depending on # of crowns you purchase. I can dig now. Is it muddy where you are? Can dig and hold but have no refrigeration. We planted Martha Washington and Jersey something 20 yrs ago but don't know which is which now. Some males. Mostly females. Crowns are so large you could harvest this yr with no set back in subsequent years. Moosage me for phone number and we will talk. Thanks
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Darin Colville
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Pardon me, mostly males! Sorry. . .
 
Susan Cerato
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These look amazing.....and I really want to figure out what is possible. The old (in a fence row) patch I have got so filled with weeds ... and strayed over onto the neighbor's .. that I need to do something so that there is a meal's worth with each picking.... I'm near Numa, Iowa.....2 hours....and I have plenty of garden space....is your phone number the last four digits 3691? If so...when is the best time to call?
 
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Nope, that's my dad. You can reach me at 660 853 8343. Call anytime, if hear it, I'll answer. . .
 
Susan Cerato
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Thanks....I'll give you a call in the morning...
 
Darin Colville
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I have at least 800 crowns. . .
 
Susan Cerato
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yikes....that is a lot....let me see if I can help you by talking with neighbors...or, I could post on the buy/sell/trade sites on fb. Good talking with you.
 
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Hi...I was just talking to Iowa State University horticulturist about best planting site for this soil and mentioned the asparagi crowns...of course. His (the expert) advice to me was that he wouldn't want them...that at that age there is little chance that the crown would recover and produce good crops into the coming years. So...now I'm wondering....
 
Darin Colville
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Not sure how to reassure you that I have moved thousands of crowns and 99.5% of them have survived. I'm very willing to help you plant would never volunteer to waste my time. If you're more comfortable giving me $50 for gas money upon delivery and pay me for the crowns when they come up then you can get an accurate count. This is how I've had great luck. 1) appropriate depth in a properly prepared bed. It's easy to plant asparagus to shallow. 2) Use a full appropriate rate of fert. (Endo-mycorizae inoculations are a boon at transplant also.) 3) Water thoroughly, mulch if need be. Alive and thrive are two different things. I'll have enough CPM to share.
 
Susan Cerato
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Long pause...busy clearing and cleaning outside beds. And, more rain...and forecast for rain Saturday through Wednesday. Meanwhile, I'm asking people I know if they want crowns. We'll just have to wait on the weather. At least, it looks as if temperature-wise we are a month ahead of normal. The frogs are singing and the robins are back. You may be dryer than here due to more sand in the soil....?
 
Darin Colville
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It's been an open winter here. No moisture since a 3 in rain first week of December. Planted these winter peas on March 1st.
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That is dry.....here is the current condition just a stones throw away
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Darin Colville
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Just got 3/4 of inch today. Praise the Source!
 
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Darin Colville
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You probably got unneeded rain. Didn't mean to rub it in. Hopefully this will give a smile...
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Susan Cerato
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Ahhhh, that's okay....that is just about how wet it has been 50 percent of the last year....twenty-five percent of the time it is just too muddy to be in the garden. You really needed rain.
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