For the past few weeks, I've been poking around in our one-year-old asparagus bed (last year's big project), seeking in vain any evidence that the 13 crowns that emerged last year were still alive.
As recently as last weekend, there was still nothing.
Today, there are now 6 visible new asparagus stalks, one of which is over 4 inches long already!
I weeded around all of them - here's hoping that more emerge within the next few days.
Can we eat them yet, or are we supposed to wait until the third Spring? Must check.
Meanwhile: watch this for a combined chuckle/shudder.