MJ thinks my cardboard mulch is tacky, but after I read a “gardening expert” on the interwebs who said that cardboard is impermeable to water, which is hilariously stupid, I had to try it. It killed all the weeds around our Asparagus bed.
So I planted my thirty new Asparagus crowns, and decided to give the whole bed a banquet of Chicken manure–composted, of course. You have to feed the veg if you want the veg to feed you.
The next layer was composted crushed egg shells–aka, calcium. The chickens just keep on giving.
Last of all was something that I actually had to purchase–pelletized lime. The good news is that it goes for about ten cents a pound.
Spargelzeit (Asparagus time) cannot get here fast enough.