I have a new garden and am hoping to plant some asparagus this year. I'd like to grow a couple of different varieties. Does anyone have any tips on good varieties and good suppliers?
The garden had been quite neglected in the past, so am sure it has a lot of perennial weed roots and weed seeds in. I know asparagus needs weed free soil as the shallow roots mean they are difficult to weed. Would it be possible to grown through black membrane to suppress weeds? Or do I just get as many roots out as I can and then pull out annuals by hand? I'm not patient enough to cover the area for a year before planting, as it will already be 2 years before I get a crop!