he If you grow asparagus and have problems with asparagus beetle
, plant some tomatoes in between, which will help repel the beetle.
Grow calendula in the vegetable garden to deter asparagus beetle
and grow plenty in all areas of the garden as they make excellent cut flowers.
Their main pests are slugs, snails and the asparagus beetle
. Vigilance here is key - remove any unwanted visitors by hand.
Asparagus officinalis - this spring vegetable is helped along by dill, coriander, tomatoes, basil, parsley and marigolds, the latter keeping asparagus beetle
at bay, but does not in particular like the company of potatoes or alliums.
The asparagus beetle
, the most serious insect pest, can be controlled by fall cleanup and tillage which destroys its winter habitat.
They'd eat asparagus as it pokes out of the ground, but chicken wire kept them off, and I'd rather eat a spear that had been poked at by a chicken than one colonized by an asparagus beetle
Two species of asparagus beetles
damage spears and fronds throughout North America: the common asparagus beetle
(black, white and red-orange) and the spotted asparagus beetle
(red-orange with black spots), which are both about a third of an inch long.
Controls codling moth, citrus thrips, corn earworm, and asparagus beetle
, but is gentle to beneficial insects.
The asparagus beetle
, Crioceris asparagi, is the most likely to eat the plant part that the human gardener also relishes.
There are two kinds of asparagus beetle--asparagus beetle and spotted asparagus beetle
. They are both slender beetles, about 1/4-inch long, and have spots.
Tomatoes will protect asparagus against the asparagus beetle
. Since they are tender plants, put tomatoes in during late spring after the early crop of asparagus spears has been harvested.
BENEFICIAL BEETLES BRITAIN is home to a whopping 1,350 species of predatory beetle that feed on garden pests such as slugs, cabbage worms and asparagus beetles
. Supporting these beetles in your garden is both easy and highly beneficial, whether you're growing your own produce or aiming for a festival of colourful flowers.