I have been watching our asparagus beds carefully for a couple of weeks now waiting for them to come up. I was starting to get worried that their mid-winter exposure might have killed them off and they weren't going to come up at all. In fact I figured if they didn't come up by the end of this week I would need to go buy new roots to start over with.
But then after our mulching project I was surveying the garden when I spied this guy. He sprung up over night because the day before I had scoured the bed looking very closely hoping to see a sign of asparagus and found nothing. Here is hoping the rest follow along soon!