This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#64430 September 30th, 2006 at 02:48 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
D
Junior Member
OP Offline
Junior Member
D
Joined: Sep 2006
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??

Joined: Apr 2003
Compost Queen!
Offline
Compost Queen!
Joined: Apr 2003
NO SALT!!
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.

Joined: Aug 2005
J
Member
Offline
Member
J
Joined: Aug 2005
Mulch!

Joined: Sep 2004
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Sep 2004
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

Joined: Apr 2004
O
Member
Offline
Member
O
Joined: Apr 2004
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.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.20 Page Time: 0.011s Queries: 23 (0.006s) Memory: 0.7407 MB (Peak: 0.7963 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-06-15 21:58:28 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS