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Hi, Margaret, Eliminate allHi, Margaret, Eliminate all weeds from the bed, digging it over and working in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost, manure or soil mix. Then, dig trenches of about 6 inches wide and 6 to 12 inches deep. Some experts believe shallow trenches of 6 inches are best. See our Asparagus Page for this information and more: http://www.almanac.com/plant/asparagus

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