Hi all, Who has grown asparagus? After having 4(?) successful years with my asparagus plot, it does not seem to be doing well. 1) Last summer for the first time, it put out prodigious amounts of energy producing seed. I thought I had bought a variety that had more male plants than female. It looks as though I have mainly girls out there! 2) In addition to all the seed & less vigorous growth, my plants are now inundated with asparagus beetles. I use neem on them, but it doesn't seem to be touching them. Part of the problem is that there are now 3 other plots whose members are growing asparagus (this is in the community garden) so for the bugs, the Community Garden is now a bonanza. 3) Finally, another issue is that our CG is quite wet. Clay soil. We had huge amounts of rain this spring (still are having a lot) and asparagus does not like wet feet. Every fall & spring, I add compost to the bed. Will this gradually raise the asparagus roots up? Or am I just burying them? Any thoughts, comments, suggestions are welcome.