Spring care of the asparagus bed involves weeding and feeding.
- spray the asparagus bed with glyphosate (Roundup) in early spring (as long as no asparagus have emerged).
- after a few days, when all weeds are dead, cover the bed with mulch to stop more weeds growing.
- keep the bed weed free by hand weeding – do not hoe because asparagus are shallow rooting.
- Feed asparagus with a general purpose fertiliser in mid-March
Giving the asparagus bed proper care in the spring will allow the asparagus to fruit to its full potential.