Hi all, I'v recently had a mojor problem keeping my asparagus patch weed free over winter. I planted the asparagus last spring from 2 year old crowns. I dug in almost a foot deep of manure, limed the soil heavily (it had Ph. 5.5) and all 80 of the crowns i planted came up and grew well. I mulched it with straw & manure and during summer i grew a companion crop of green dwalf beans amoungst them and weeds werent a major problem. Now the patch is completely infested with sorrell. It has sent its roots everywhere and covered most of the bed. Ideally i'd like to grow a cover crop over winter and spring. I'm not sure how to get rid of the sorrell :-( If i pull it up by hand i will miss most of the roots and it will grow again. If i mulch it, it will just come through the mulch. Unless i mulch it really deep!. I'm scared to cultivate it with a hoe in case i hurt the asparagus crowns. Does anyone have any experience erradicating this weed? Normally i control it by digging the soil when preping it but this is not possible in this case. any ideas would be great. thanks, IG.