Weed control in asparagus patch

Asked May 30, 2017, 2:23 PM EDT

how do I control weeds and grass in my asparagus patch

Murray County Minnesota

1 Response

That is difficult sometimes. Hand pulling and mulching are effective. I know of people who have had good luck with burning off any plant material very early in the season before the asparagus begins to grow. Shallow cultivation can help but does also expose more weed seed. Do not use salt as some people have done, it will cause your soil to be unfit to grow anything. Here is a link to some info to look at and also some chemical control options if you are interested in that. http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2011/AsparagusWeeds.shtml