The first asparagus to come up this spring! Given it was only planted last year, that makes it the first asparagus ever!
Talking to another local who grows asparagus, I thought we might have to wait until closer to the end of the month to see some shoots. Nope!
Last year we planted asparagus in three different areas of the back yard. The thinking was that they’d likely do better in some places and worse in others. Depending upon how many survived the winter we could try to consolidate the plots into the best spot. Also, if we did lose a few to the wet and cold it might not be terrible, since they may have been over-crowded in the first place. More elbow room might be a good thing!… Or they were going to be fine all along as is… Hard to say.
Of course, this all means that our first real harvest is a year away..