Companion Planting For Asparagus According to Practical Wisdom & Science.

An approach to companion planting for asparagus that aims to separate fact from fiction and blend traditional wisdom, common sense, and current known science.

Asparagus Ferns

When choosing companion plants for asparagus, it is important to consider the size of the ferns — both vertically and horizontally. You don't want your selected plants to be in fruiting while overshadowed by the large ferns.

Strawberries & Bush Beans

I strongly believe that the best companion plants to interplant with your asparagus are strawberries, another perennial, and bush beans, a very productive and low-maintenance food crop.

Best Companion Plants For Asparagus

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1. Edamame

Edamame is just an immature soybean. They have several benefits beyond being an edible food crop. Edamame are excellent nitrogen fixers, capable of fixing up to 130 lbs of nitrogen per acre.

2. Strawberries

Asparagus and strawberries require similar growing conditions and have similar watering needs.

3. Bush Beans

It is a myth that garden beans fix nitrogen, but they are a great companion plant for asparagus nonetheless.

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