Weeding Asparagus Patch - Knowledgebase Question

cambridge, Ve
Question by suzanned6
June 18, 1998
What's the best way to keep weeds down in my asparagus patch?

Answer from NGA
June 18, 1998


It can be a real chore to keep an asparagus patch weed-free. My method is to pull up as many weeds as possible early in the season. Then, in late spring I apply 2-4" layer of compost over the entire bed. I then lay several layers of newspapers in the rows, and mulch over them with straw or bark mulch to smother the weeds. I still have to wee between the plants, but it keeps the chore manageable. Good luck!

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