Asparagus Plants

Asparagus Mistake


Tisc000 added on May 6, 2016 | Answered

I've been nurturing my asparagus bed for 4 years. Last year the harvest was pretty good. Unfortunately, I think, the mint I planted nearby has ruined the asparagus. None to harvest this year. I'm wondering if the mint is the cause or if it is just a rotten year. SE Pennsylvania. We've had very hot days in March and relentless rain in May. I appreciate any advice. Thank you for your time. Helen


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 9, 2016

Mint is very invasive and yes it could invade the Asparagus bed and choke it out.
Asparagus does not like competition with other plants and weeds.

You may have to get the Mint under control and replant the Asparagus bed.
Here are some articles with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/planting-asparagus-how-to-make-an-asparagus-bed.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/invasive-mint-how-to-kill-mint-plants.htm

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