Chemical-Free Weed Control of Asparagus Bed

Asked August 26, 2019, 9:48 PM EDT

I have a 8, 45' rows of asparagus I planted this Spring. I hoed the beds a couple of times earlier in the year and pulled large tap roots weeds such as pigweed, sticker bush, etc...The ferns have done well but so has the grass between the rows. My plan to tackle this grass is to wait until the ferns brown, mow everything, cover the area with plastic for a few weeks, layer with compost, and finally layer with straw. My question is will the heat from the plastic heat the ground enough to pose a threat to my asparagus crowns below the ground?

Marion County Kentucky agriculture marion county kentucky chemical-free weed control

1 Response

Hello. Thank you for your question. Please contact the Marion County Extension Service for assistance. I have included the contact information below.

Christan Miracle

Extension Agent
Agriculture and Natural Resources
phone: (270) 692-2421
fax: (270) 692-1743