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I just built a Hugelkultur bed for my asparagus.  I also have one planned for raspberries and my grapes.  Has anyone done this with grapes before?  I hear that raspberries thrive in rotting wood material (what doesnt) but i wasnt sure on grapes.  the grapes I have  I plan to use for winemaking and chicken feed.  The wild grapes on my property grow AWESOME and after they have been fed to my birds, I get to laugh at all the blue poo in their paddock!
 
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i believe all of the above would be fine in your hugel beds.
 
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Hugelkultur bed for asparagus .... Has it worked out well for thouse who have done it ?? ... I'm ready to replace my old bed and wonder if it will Benefit .....
 
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Well, I just transplanted some roots to one last week. I let you know next year!
 
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I transplanted some asparagus into a buried wood bed and most of it survived the hot droughty summer in spite of next to no care and little irrigation. So I think asparagus would thrive in hugelkultur!

 
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asparagus is something Iv had in mind , right now im experimenting in an area with mostly shade, growing jerusalem artichoke and rhubarb at the base of the bed.
 
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Just read about this type of bed for gardening and can't wait to build one
 
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i've read that tomato basil and onion are good companions to plant with your asparagus..i've put onions with them before but not tomato..going to try them this year though. I had to dig up my asparagus bed a couple years ago cause it got a lot of quack grass in there that was choking the asparagus..and it really really really did great after digging it up..was the best year of asparagus we had !! so do try to keep grass out of it
 
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im planning to make a bed for asparagus and companions, the core will be a pine stump, with cottonwood, aspen and whatever else kinds of wood i can find before i finish building the keyhole style bed
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I'm learning still about hugelkultur while I set up my first bed, but had to share my asparagus in a pot (with tomato) story!!

A few years back I planted an asparagus crown in a pot, I wasn't very patient though and I was running out of pots! I had a lot more tomato starts than planned (due to some gifts) and so I went ahead and stuck a tomato in that pot, and pretty soon after that, a tiny asparagus sprouted!! It was a fun thing to learn and see so clearly how much it liked being near tomatoes. I don't remember how long it had been in a pot before I added the tomato but it was probably a year or two... I'm thinking about doing this in my hugelkultur beds now that I finally have a house and I'm planting in the ground finally!!!

Did anyone end up trying this? I see it's a pretty old thread but I'm still curious!! 😋
 
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My asparagus is doing well(2 years old) next to my tomato’s!
 
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