WHY PLANT ASPARAGUS WITH ONIONS? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by paula30
March 1, 2010
PACKAGE SUGGEST PLANTING WITH ONIONS?


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Answer from NGA
March 1, 2010

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Companion planting has been around for generations and I think the package was simply suggesting ways to keep destructive insects from your asparagus plants. Although there is limited scientific research regarding companion planting, there is evidence from gardening experiments and scientific studies that shows potential benefits from this technique. These benefits include: Hiding or masking a crop from pests; Producing odors that deter or confuse pests; Providing trap crops which draw pest insects away from other plants. While it isn't necessary to plants onions with your asparagus, there may be benefits in doing so. Good luck with your asparagus!

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