Asparagus – no dig, planted in mulch over weeds, how to grow and harvest

Filmed in summer of asparagus year 6 after a third season of harvests, this year 2018 we picked 15.5kg/34lb of spears. The asparagus plants are growing on level ground with no ridges, easier for weeding because very few grow. We are a zone 8, temperate climate with around 800mm/32in rain per annum. My garden includes 1000sqm of no dig beds (a quarter acre), growing salad leaves and some vegetables for sale.

4 thoughts on “Asparagus – no dig, planted in mulch over weeds, how to grow and harvest

  1. Thanks again Charles, though this is a first thank you. I have been following your site and advice for a couple of years. After organic gardening for 40 years your short piece on BBC excited me to try 2 small beds on our lawn. Ureka! It worked and I now also have 2 allotments and a walled garden under no dig cultivation. Looking forward to an extended gardening life. Thanks again. Chas

  2. Could you please advise how you plant your asparagus. Most conventional advice involves digging trenches etc, but I’m assuming with no dig you wouldn’t be doing this:)
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Daisy and no trenches needed, just pull out a 3-4in/8-10cm deep hollow in the surface compost and soil, see also my Asparagus video

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