anyone know about applying rock salt to Asparagus beds? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I once read an article about applying rock salt (like ya use to make ice cream) to Asparagus Beds for fertilizer. I thought it was applied in August, but I can't remember how much to use per foot?, per row? etc. Can anyone help with this? Thank You! Harmony

-- Harmony Bullington (, July 24, 2001


All I know is my Granddad use to do in. I have also been told not to because as you knoe salt will kill plants. I haave been told that this is how to keep weeds out of your patch. what I am trying to say is....I don't know

-- grant (, July 24, 2001.

Go down to the "Older Messages" section below these current threads, go into the "Gardening - General" category, do a search on your subject. To do a search, use the "Ctrl" and "F" (for find) keys together, enter "aspar", search and keep searching (find next) until you've reached the end.

-- Don Armstrong (, July 25, 2001.

I used to use rock salt on my asparagus bed to get rid of the quack grass. Never hurt the asparagus. An old farmer told me about this.

-- Cordy (, July 25, 2001.

asperagus is very salt tolerent salt was used as a herbicide in asperagus beds it also tends to sweeten the flavor. i use very little in my beds (too cheep to buy the salt) just a sparing scattering like you were spreading fertlize

-- george darby (, July 26, 2001.

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