Asparagus Companion Plants: 5 Good Choices & What to Avoid



Asparagus is a perennial vegetable, so you have to wait two years after planting it to start harvesting is somewhat offset by the fact that it can produce for 15 to 30 years. 

So, being that this plant will be in your garden for decades, it’s wise to choose the best asparagus companion plants to go with it. We’ll cover the good, and bad plants along with pests.

5 Good Companion Plants for Asparagus

– Strawberries – Oregano – Lavender – Thyme – Marigolds

Harvesting and Growing

In the first year, you  shouldn’t harvest any spears. Although it’s best to avoid harvesting any in the second year, if you simply can’t wait, you can take just a few of the best and fattest spears, leaving the rest to grow into more established populations.

Bad Companion Plants for Asparagus

– Potatoes: Potatoes can be stunted if planted with asparagus. – Alliums: These are plants such as onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, and chives. As these can stunt the growth of your asparagus plants.

Pests: How to Control Them

Annuals like marigold and alyssum will draw hoverflies  and parasitic wasps to help control these pests, while perennials like lavender, thyme, and oregano can draw lacewings and damsel bugs.

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