Russbrumit
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2nd year for my asparagus

Well I was happy to see that it came back . So hard not being able to take some but I've been strong . Lol. Does it looks normal ?
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Re: 2nd year for my asparagus

Looks great! I'd plant you a row of tomatoes down the center of that pretty little bed! Tomatoes and asparagus are great friends!

If you start seeing any black and red beetles with 6 white squares on its back, or dark grey eggs on the spears, pick the beetles off, and crush the eggs.
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Re: 2nd year for my asparagus

Those asparagus beetles come in two colour schemes, one predominantly black like Lindsaylew's picture, the other red with stripes but the same size & shape. I bash them off with a finger-thumb flick and that seems to do the job. The eggs are REALLY tiny, less than a mm long and thin as a hair. If there are many I just pinch off the parts of the fern they're on.
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Re: 2nd year for my asparagus

Thanks for the tips

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Re: 2nd year for my asparagus

Sometimes mine have stripes!

I get the same variant in cucumber beetles! Some are spotted, and some are striped!

Asparagus beetles are way easier to control than cucumber beetles!
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