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by Dewey124 on September 30, 2006 03:48 AM
Does anyone have any advice on how to control weeds in an asparagus patch without using chemicals. I have heard that using salt works. Any advice??
by weezie13 on October 01, 2006 01:00 AM
That will kill everything...

What kind of weeds are there, do you know?

And do you have sometype of landscaping fabric available to you?

Are there rows of this asparagus, or just one row?

You wouldn't happen to have any pictures of the bed?

You can use newspapers down around the base of the plants too.

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by johnCT on October 01, 2006 02:39 AM

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by Longy on October 01, 2006 08:23 PM
The asparagus will die off soon. Bury them in manures and mulch. The weeds will die and the asparagus will come back stronger in spring/summer

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by obywan59 on October 02, 2006 01:37 PM
I use leaves to mulch mine once I stop harvesting, but I get asparagus beetles and one of the recommended controls is to rake off the mulch and cultivate the soil, so I don't leave the mulch on continuously. Next year I'm thinking about using Weed-Ban. It's non-chemical--made of corn gluten, and it kills germinating weed seeds. It also acts as a nitrogen fertilizer.

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