Asparagus question

ford8nn(z4IL)August 26, 2013

I never got around to weeding the asparagus this year and the weeds have taken over. Would it harm the plants at this time to mow the whole thing down?

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Do it later, after they've turned brown. You should do it every year.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 7:39PM
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Let them keep growing. Mine are still sending out new fronds. You will have plenty of time to clean out weeds later in the fall.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 8:13AM
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They grow wild along side the road and do fine. That was where we got most of our asparagus when I lived on a farm in Michigan and the same is true in Colorado. But I do know they still do better without the weeds. We knew where to find them by the stalks that were left over the winter months.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 10:42AM
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gjcore(zone 5 Aurora Co)

You might try mulching heavily on top of the weeds. Shouldn't hurt the asparagus and should slow the weeds down. It shouldn't be too hard to move the ferns aside temporarily.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 7:52PM
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Mine is actually sending up a few new spears!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 8:15PM
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