Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Plant ID
by No_Such_Reality Today at 8:24 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:13 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Today at 3:44 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 1:07 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:58 am

» I'll get my Texas garden right yet
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:57 am

» Roots...information....
by MrBooker Today at 6:19 am

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by sanderson Today at 4:47 am

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson Today at 4:42 am

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson Today at 4:38 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 2:10 am

» ticks
by camprn Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Peppers with black spots
by camprn Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» broccoli stunted
by yolos Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by yolos Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:52 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:15 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by dstack Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:20 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:06 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee 2/19/2017, 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/19/2017, 5:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Companion planting Asparagus & Basil

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Companion planting Asparagus & Basil

Post  ETNRedClay on 4/25/2014, 6:11 pm

Anyone plant basil with asparagus?  My 86-year-old neighbor asked me why I didn't underplant my asparagus with basil... 

Wittily, I said, Uh.....

He explained that it provides shade against weeds, since asparagus doesn't cast a shade, and the two plants "helped" each other.

I do some companion planting -- oregano with tomatoes, basil with peppers.... and happens I have a LOT of basil, wanted ONE of 5 kinds, seeded 3-4 in each cup and they ALL came up.  But just planted my asparagus bed last summer, so am cautious...

ETNRedClay

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2013-04-12
Location : East Tennessee of course

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Companion planting Asparagus & Basil

Post  walshevak on 4/25/2014, 6:47 pm

An Edible Aesthetic. Ferny fronds of asparagus are a beautiful addition to edible landscaping beds, and asparagus stems make great filler material in flower arrangements.

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-asparagus-zmaz10djzraw.aspx#ixzz2zwNFBdSn


I found this: Asparagus grows from crowns under the soil surface, and it does not compete well with other plants, so a deep annual mulching is very important.


And I also found this.

Companion planting[edit]
Asparagus is a useful companion plant for tomatoes. The tomato plant repels the asparagus beetle, as do several other common companion plants of tomatoes. Meanwhile, asparagus may repel some harmful root nematodes that affect tomato plants.[26]  


This wikipedia listing referenced another site that referenced this book.

[238]Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses.
A very well presented and informative book on herbs from around the globe. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.

[b][b]Other Uses[/b][/b]
Insecticide.

The plant contains asparagusic acid, which has nematocidal properties[238].
I saw a picture of asparagus and nasturtiums growing together and I can picture Purple basil and Thai basil blooming in front of the ferns.  Thai basil was beautiful blooming in with my impatiens last year.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4332
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum