Asparagus is a perennial vegetable. The fact that 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.
– Strawberries – Oregano – Lavender – Thyme – Marigolds Other perennials make the best companion plants.
Strawberries are one asparagus companion plant that takes up little space. Since they have different root systems than asparagus, there is little competition for nutrients, and they both produce fruit at roughly the same time of year.
Additional Good Choices – Beets – Carrots – Lettuce – Tomatoes – Rhubarb – Spinach – Basil, – Cosmos – Coriander – Dill
There are two main types of bad asparagus companion plants; – 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.
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.