– Strawberries – Oregano – Lavender – Thyme – Marigolds
In the first year, you shouldn’t harvest any spears. Although it’s best to avoid harvesting any in the second year, if you simply can’t wait, you can take just a few of the best and fattest spears, leaving the rest to grow into more established populations.
– Potatoes: Potatoes can be stunted if planted with asparagus. – Alliums: These are plants such as onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, and chives. As these can stunt the growth of your asparagus plants.
Annuals like marigold and alyssum will draw hoverflies and parasitic wasps to help control these pests, while perennials like lavender, thyme, and oregano can draw lacewings and damsel bugs.