With spring just around the corner, one of the major necessities is to weed seemingly everything! We tackled the asparagus and garlic beds recently, which resulted in the monstrous piles of weeds you see in the photo above! Luckily, we heavily mulched the garlic with straw when we planted, so did not have so many weeds there. However, we were concerned that the straw on the asparagus may harbor insects that could harm the plants, so there were more weeds there to take care of. We are going to spread last year's leaves around the asparagus in the hopes of that acting as a good mulch and weed suppressant!