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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

Asparagus

ROTATION

It doesn't enter into the crop rotation because it stays in place for around 10 years.

CULTIVATION

By 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 PLANTS

The asparagus appreciates the presence of lettuce and dwarf  beans between its rows.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

The 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.

ADVICE

An 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.