Asparagus Bed – preparation – with a little help from my friends with large machinery! It only took a couple of hours to till a paddock in preparation for planting an asparagus bed. Breaking the first sod – it didn’t take long, even with only a small 2 sod plough Breaking the first sod – Ploughing with a 2 sod plough. Probably the first time in a century! Rotavating – a single run disc harrowed and rotovated all in one – tilled the sod and removed large stones All tilled and ready for planting – just need to let it dry out for a day or two.