I put in an asparagus bed last spring. "The guidelines" state that you are supposed to just let the asparagus go wild the first season, which is exactly what we did.
About a week ago, I noticed that we already had shoots coming up, so I cleaned out the bed.
"The guidelines" state that we can harvest the first shoots from each plant the second season. Here is our first harvest:
We will have some more ready to harvest tomorrow, but we can't wait to eat this so we may have to eat this first harvest tonight.
If all goes well, next spring we can harvest as many shoots as we want. I can't wait until next spring!