Growing from seed
Growing from crown
As plants grow, they develop leafy fronds, which capture energy from the sun for the spears to grow. They will naturally die down in winter, but don’t worry, they will unfailingly re-appear each spring. Remove and compost the dead ferns in autumn and feed in late winter or early spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Renew the layer of mulch each year.
Small spears will appear in the first year, but we recommend pruning them so the plant doesn’t waste energy into producing them. Your first proper harvest will be the second growing season. Feed regularly during the warmer months with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food.