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Bed 5 - Asparagus & Strawberries

EDIT THIS INSERT         My Lubbock 2013 Victory Garden    ---    Please e-Mail any ideas/comments
  Click on Bed # for List of Crops, etc
  Bed 1
Bed 2
Bed 3
Bed 4
Bed 5
Bed 6
Bed 7
Bed 8
Bed 9
Bed 10
Bed 11
Bed 12
Bed 13
Bed 14
Bed 15
Bed 16
Bed 17
Bed 18
Bed 19
Bed 20

Lubbock Victory Garden Layout         Planting Calendar        Crop Rotation Chart                 Jan's Victory Garden Journal-2013
Spring Planting Calendar             Fall Garden Planting Calendar       Month by Month Planting Schedule in Each Bed

Bed 5 - 2013
Spring-Plant Spinach 02/14/13 to 04/03/13
Spring-Plant Asparagus 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Parsley 02/28/13 to 04/03/13
Summer Harvest Spinach 03/25/13 to 06/02/13
Spring-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 04/17/13 to 05/08/13
Spring-Plant Tomato, Cherry 04/17/13 to 06/05/13
Summer Harvest Parsley 05/08/13 to 07/02/13
Summer Harvest Asparagus 05/15/13 to 06/15/13
Summer Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 06/21/13 to 07/27/13
Summer Harvest Tomato, Cherry 06/26/13 to 09/03/13
Fall-Plant Parsley 06/30/13 to 09/08/13
Fall-Plant Spinach 06/30/13 to 10/06/13
Fall-Plant Tomato, Cherry 07/14/13 to 07/28/13
Fall Harvest Spinach 08/09/13 to 12/05/13
Fall-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 08/11/13 to 08/25/13
Fall Harvest Parsley 09/08/13 to 12/07/13
Fall Harvest Tomato, Cherry 09/22/13 to 10/26/13
Fall Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 10/15/13 to 11/13/13
Fall-Plant Strawberries 12/01/13 to 03/31/14

2013 Seeds Purchased

Planted March 15, 2013
  • Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach (Ferry-Morse)
  • Mary Washington Asparagus seeds (American Seed)
  • Italian Parsley (American Seed)
Planted March 16, 2013
  • Herriot Strawberry Plants (Wal-Mart)  $5.98 for 25
    These plants were showing signs of some new green leaves - hopefully they will survive.  They are described a a mid-season berry that's a vigorous producer.   Large berries with shiny red color and very good flavor - with better disease tolerance.

Plant during the 2nd Week of April:
  • Henderson Bush Baby Lima Bean (Ferry-Morse)
Plant during the 1stWeek of August:
  • Henderson Bush Baby Lima Bean (Ferry-Morse)


Planted early March 2012: Planted Asparagus crowns purchased from Little Red Riding Hood Nursery, Lowe's & Walmart. Unfortunately, in my haste to plant, I didn't keep track of location within the bed.  Bought Martha Washington,  Purple Passion, and Jersey King crowns.

November 2012 - cut back flowering stems.  May be able to harvest a few stalk next year.


Asparagus Good Neighbors:  Basil, Carrots, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Parsley, Petunias Tomatoes Bad Neighbors:
Onion, Garlic, Potatoes
Strawberries Bush Bean, Spinach, Borage, Lettuce (as a border), Onions Cabbage
  • Parsley & Asparagus increases the vitality of the each other
  • Petunias act as a trap crop
  • Tomatoes protect Asparagus against that awful asparagus beetle.  Tomatoes contain a substance called solanine, which protects against asparagus beetles.

  • Borage and strawberries help each other.  Scatter Borage in strawberry bed to enhance the fruits flavor and yield of the berries.
  • Onions planted with strawberries help the berries fight disease.
  • Bush Beans and Strawberries do well together.

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