Gak, what a mess. All the dead ferns from last fall had to be removed and then some hand weeding done. (Why is it that weeds can look so green and vigorous before anything else in the garden even thinks about starting to grow?)
I always try to look my best
when gardening. (Ugh.)
It was COLD out there today.
All the old debris is gone now, and when I quit tonight to come in to make dinner, I had only one row left to weed.
Next comes spreading compost on top of each row, tilling between the rows and raking more soil up onto the rows. Then let the asparagus begin!