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Asparagus companion

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Jimb0b, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Jimb0b

    Jimb0b Gardener

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    Hi all I’m putting in some asparagus crowns in (when they decide to turn up)
    What can I plant with them to make use of the bed better?

    Thanks

    James
     
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    Asparagus gets along with lots of plants, but tomatoes are notorious for being good asparagus plant companions. Interplanting parsley and basil, along with the tomatoes, in close proximity to asparagus is also said to repel asparagus beetle.

    Other herbs that enjoy asparagus’ company include comfrey, coriander and dill. They repel insect pests like aphids, spider mites and other detrimental insects.

    Early crops such as beets, lettuce and spinach can be planted between the asparagus rows in the spring. Then in the summer you could plant a second crop of lettuce or spinach.

    These plants take two to three years to reach full production, but after that they produce spears for the next 10 to 15 years.
     
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      @Jimb0b I am going to try courgettes in with my asparagus this year..
       

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