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Hi, I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to transplant asparagus plant. You'll need the following materials: a trowel, a really heavy duty shovel, a pair of pruners and some rich organic matter such as a compost and blood meal or bone meal. Asparagus plants have a really extensive root system. So, if you're planning on, on digging a clump, you just need to kind of feel around to see where, where you think you'll be able to loosen that clump and break it free from the other asparagus shoots. And you have to be really careful because you don't want to damage any new tender roots that are popping up. I think I've just about got it, I can get underneath this clump and I can gently pull it out. I just have to work it little by little because like I say, I don't want to damage any of the existing or potential shoots. Okay. Then, you just have to like gently work the plant apart and it just takes a little muscle to get in there. And I just might need to just chop it or stab it just a little bit to break it up here. Here we go. I think I have a nice clump. Here we go. I'm just going to gently work the roots apart. When you're choosing a spot to transplant your asparagus, make sure that you choose a spot where you can leave it there for the next two decades because they can live a good twenty years and be productive, which is wonderful. So, there you have it. I have two nice clumps. I am going to plant them a few feet apart and when I plant them, I'm going to work in plenty of cottonseed meal and to really get them off to a good start. There you have it. I'm Jene and have a great day.