What Can You Plant Next To Asparagus

Here are a few examples of good companions for asparagus:

  • Nightshades, like tomatoes and eggplant. Tomato plants are rich in solanine, which is known to repel the asparagus beetles that feast on the tender shoots and fronds of asparagus plants.
  • Basil and parsley. Not only do they attract pollinators to all its nearby companion plants, basil and parsley deter asparagus beetles—along with insects that might harm any guardians of asparagus,
  • Coriander, comfrey, and dill. These herbs are particularly good at repelling spider mites and aphids.
  • Members of the Aster family, like marigolds and nasturtiums. These bright, aromatic flowering plants are powerful natural insect-repellers.
  • Can I plant asparagus next to tomatoes?

    Companion planting tomatoes with vegetables

    ASPARAGUS 'illustrates the give and take of good companion planting,' says Ron Finley. 'Tomatoes repel asparagus beetles with a chemical called solanine, and asparagus help to clear the soil of root-knot nematodes attracted to tomatoes.

    How much water do asparagus plants need?

    Water. Asparagus needs regular watering, especially while young; give it 1 to 2 inches of water per week during its first two growing seasons; give older plants about 1 inch per week.

    How tall can asparagus grow?

    Asparagus plants have spears that can grow up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall! However, the spears are harvested for eating when they are 6 to 10 inches (15.2 to 25.4 centimeters) tall, before they start to look like ferns. An asparagus plant has a spread of 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91 centimeters) above ground.

    Should I put manure on asparagus?

    Asparagus loves phosphorus. Composted manure, bone meal and rock phosphate are all good amendments to keep soil levels high in this nutrient.

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