my first asparagusI planted my one year old asparagus crowns a month ago. When nothing happened right away I despaired that they would never sprout (they sat in the box for three weeks before the asparagus bed was ready). In fact, I was gearing up to plant some potatoes in their place to make use of the space. Today I leaned down to pluck a weed encroaching into the barren bed and look what I found!

I know it’s silly to get excited about these things, but I still such a novice at gardening that I’m thrilled and amazed when things work out!