Companion Plants for Asparagus and What Not To Grow With Asparagus

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Asparagus is a great crop to have in the garden. It is a perennial crop, so this is a vegetable that can keep on giving. You can use companion planting with asparagus in your garden to help keep harmful pests like the asparagus beetle or aphids away from your crop. Other possible companion plant options for asparagus will require the same soil conditions, so they grow well in the same area together. In some cases of companion planting, asparagus will help keep harmful insects, like nematodes, away from other crops around it. In this article, we go over good companion plants for asparagus and what not to plant with asparagus.

Companion Plants for Asparagus

Good Companion Plants For Asparagus

  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Grapes
  • Horseradish
  • Lettuce
  • Marigolds
  • Nasturtiums 
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peach Trees
  • Petunias
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

Basil planted with asparagus helps attract ladybugs. Ladybugs can be very beneficial to a garden as they feed on aphids.

Dill helps attract ladybugs and lacewings which are beneficial insects you want in your garden and especially around your asparagus to help control harmful insect populations. Find other good companion plants for dill here.

Grapes have similar soil requirements to asparagus, so they can tolerate the same growing conditions quite well.

Lettuce benefits from shade provided by asparagus plants, especially if it’s an asparagus crop left over from the previous year.

Nasturtiums and Marigolds are great companion plants for asparagus and many other crops due to their ability to repel insects and bring in beneficial insects.

Parsley is a popular companion crop for asparagus because both crops help each other grow better. And parsley helps deter the asparagus beetle.

Petunias can help repel the asparagus beetle and aphids.

Tomatoes are good companion plants for asparagus because they can benefit from asparagus repelling nematodes. And tomatoes will benefit asparagus because they repel the asparagus beetle.

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What Not To Plant With Asparagus

  • Broccoli
  • Chives
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Potatoes

Fennel is a crop that should always be grown by itself and does not make a good companion plant in the garden.

Garlic, Chives, and Onions can stunt the growth of asparagus.

Potatoes can have their growth stunted by asparagus growing nearby.

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Companion Plants for Asparagus and What Not To Grow With Asparagus
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