Last year I refused to plant asparagus because I didn't want to give up any portion of the garden to something that couldn't be moved or I couldn't change my mind about. But this year I realized we like asparagus too much not to have it in our garden. We even designated 1/6th of the garden expansion just to asparagus.
I planted the asparagus almost a month ago. All hope had pretty much been given up that it would grow in, with all the rain we have had I even thought maybe the roots had rotted. One day leaving the house out of the corner of my eye I noticed a skinny looking stick poking out of the ground. I was on my way to work and late as it was so I didn't have time to inspect. When I got home I completely forgot about it until a day later when I went out to monitor the garden. As I was out there I found out it was true, the asparagus started to grow in. Since then I have spent at least five minutes a day staring at the asparagus patch watching the new growth and wondering when the others will finally come in. Only about half of the crowns have come in but I haven't given up hope on the other half just yet.