You should have new shoots to harvest the following spring.
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Good King Henry doesn't suffer from most common pests or disease, so while it won't give you much food in the first year, it won't give you any trouble either You will need to allow plants to grow for a year before harvesting, but pretty much all of the plant can be eaten. From about April to June, you can harvest growing shoots to cook in the same way as asparagus.
After June leave the shoots to develop, then you can eat the young leaves and flowering stems in salads, or saute the flowers in butter. This won't store well, so if you have an abundance of leaves, freeze and use for cooking.
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Later into the autumn, leaves can be cooked and eaten as spinach. Don't overharvest though, as you want the plant to continue to crop the following year.
Growing without a veg plot: This perennial can reach about 60cm high, so you'll need a fairly large container of rich soil. Keep well watered and re-pot each spring into fresh compost.
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Mary, That setting sounds fine. Are you keeping it well watered? Lack of water after transplanting could cause that. The shock of transplanting also could explain it, especially if the shrub was planted too deeply or suffered a lot of root damage or if excess mulch is packed up against the stems.
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If those are culprits, then pulling back mulch or replanting at the right depth would help. Should the flowers be cut off after the bloom is done? Can I transplant it now October and still hope for a full bloom in the spring in full sun? Thanks for your feedback!
Our Little Henry Sweetspires experienced winter kill last season.
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When should I prune off the dead branches and what are the chances of recovery? They did not leaf out much during this spring and summer. More empty branches than green. Thanks for any direction you may have for me. Debbie, You can prune off any known dead wood now or any time.
Sweetspires are pretty good about pushing up new shoots from the ground that can replace top growth that has died. Moving it to a sunnier spot will help and probably give you blooms eventually maybe not until the first year after the move, though. End of October is a good cut-off for getting the move done in fall.
You can move it even later, but success odds go down the longer you wait beyond that. Transplanted plants do better when they have at least 4 to 6 weeks of root regrowth before the ground freezes. Mail will not be published required. Home Contact Site Map.
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