Mulch For Asparagus - Knowledgebase Question

Hartselle,, AL
Question by jmueller
June 17, 2001
I've planted asparagus roots (now in their 2nd year)and want to control the weeds in the bed. I've had pine straw down as a mulch to control weeeds, but wonder if it is still good to use a a mulch in the asparagus bed. Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2001

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Yes, you can use it. I'd recommend a layer of compost first, then the pine straw on top. Asparagus benefits from a rich soil and as the compost breaks down it will add nutrients to the soil. And the extra layer will help control the weeds. Good luck!

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