Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
The asparagus is a perennial garden vegetable of the liliaceae family (like garlic).
One eats its shoots as they emerge from the earth
ROTATIONIt doesn't enter into the crop rotation because it stays in place for around 10 years.
CULTIVATIONBy seeds sown in April and May for transplanting the following spring.
By graft planting in spring in a trench 25cm deep prepared the autumn before.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThe asparagus appreciates the presence of lettuce and dwarf beans between its rows.
DISEASES AND PARASITESThe rotting of crowns and rust. This plant can be attacked by leaf beetle and asparagus fly.
Use solutions based on a mix of tobacco, tansy and side shots of tomatoes.
ADVICEAn asparagus plot lasts 10 years therefore it is necessary to prepare the land with care.
A cultivation of leeks one year before will "cleanse" the earth.
The soil must be well drained, the asparagus likes a light soil dressed with potash and phosporus.