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Re: How to Grow Asparagus

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with my asparagus patch. When I moved into the house that I am still at, there were 2 beautiful asparagus patches each (5'x100') and produced like crazy. There was so much asparagus I gave a bunch to everyone I knew and still had a bunch. I was told to leave it alone and just throw salt on it to keep the weeds down, so thats all I did. The following year it was just as plentyful. This past year things were different even though I did the same things as previous years. This year there were very few stalks and there was just a mess of weeds etc. I tried to till a few inches down and hope that would kill off the weeds and the asparagus would grow again but no luck. After a bit of research, learned to cover the patches with leaves and some manure. I did that, so we will see. I was wondering if anyone has had this problem and what else I can do. Would the asparagus roots just die if it was a bad year? All thoughts are welcome and thank you!!!