Martha
Martha
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Asked on Jun 9, 2013

Weeds in my asparagus patch and how to get rid of them!!!

Jeanette SDouglas Hunt

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I have clover taking over my asparagus bed, Is there anything I can spray or sprinkle on it to kill the clover and not hurt my asparagus???
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 10, 2013

    There is little you can do at this point in the growing cycle to control weeds in an asparagus patch other than hand-pull them, Martha, unless you want to go out and hand-paint the clover leaves with an herbicide containing glyphosate (you do not want to spray anything for fear of getting it on the asparagus). You can mulch and use a pre-emergent herbicide in the spring, and there are other options available for fall, both of which you will find here: http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2011/AsparagusWeeds.shtml Please note the caveat at the end of the article and disregard the advice of anyone who tells you to put salt on your asparagus patch.

  • Jeanette S
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Boy the rain we have had here has really made it difficult to control weeds. We may find ourselves sitting in the mud later this morning pulling up some weeds. We have got to get out that crab grass before it reaches my sod!

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