I planted an asparagus plant two summers ago and (as planned) this should be the first year of any sort of payoff. The first two years it was mostly a lace-like plant without any stalks. The first thin stalk /shoot appeared this morning.
Guess what I'm going to go out and picking up this afternoon? That's right. More asparagus plants. Hope Menards has them. Two years from now we'll be having a (small) asparagus party.