And take note - I've heard others are also seeing some seriously spindly first asparagus stalks this year. Usually they start off thick and get skinnier as you deplete the plant of stalks/energy each year, and you're supposed to stop harvesting by the time they get down to pencil thickness. Is this going to be a rough or short year for asparagus after the really long, cold winter?*
* Disclaimer: I'm sure you'll see plenty of references to "a really long, cold winter" in the blog as more of the perennial plants/trees start doing their thing this spring. Please do not confuse this with me disliking long, cold winters. I loooooved it. It could've gone on another month and I would've been fine. Only after we started having some warm periods and the plants started waking up did I realize I wanted winter to end, but only because I didn't want waking plants to then be damaged by any return to colder temps. But, seriously, I loved the bitter cold, the snow, etc. It was great!