Rejuvenating an old asparagus bed?
As a beginning gardener, I'd sure appreciate any advice on rejuvenating an old asparagus bed I inherited. I get to use the neighbor's old garden. It has been sodded up with grass for 30 years and a small patch still produces a few asparagus sprouts every year. He asked that they not be moved as he and his father planted an heirloom variety way back and they are of sentimental value. Several of the female plants are in bloom right now. I have plenty of aged compost (sheep), straw, old hay etc. at my disposal. I can garden around the patch. Any suggestions to improve the patch and hopefully let it spread?