I bought what was advertised as 2-year asparagus crowns this spring with visions of tender fresh asparagus in my head. I was not prepared for these pathetic hair-thin stalks to grow out of my soil. I think I was conned. They look like first year stalks to me. If you look at this video, you can see stalks of different years. I’ve been suckered, which means I’m going to have to wait at least another year or two to be able to harvest them. They need to grow to nourish the crown. If I got impatient and cut them this year, the whole plant will probably die. Bummer.
My friend Stephanie went to visit a friend of hers and blogged about her asparagus. Now I have asparagus envy.