Back in 2010 I planted asparagus. I believe they were 2 yr old roots at planting, so I again didn't harvest any this spring so the roots could continue to develop. Last fall, we allowed the asparagus to grow until they turned brown in the fall, but last weekend the Man got tired of the weedy mess that was growing under them and mowed them down. Two days ago, I noticed that new asparagus was coming up. This is so unusual considering we have been mired in a heatwave, and asparagus is typically a cool season crop. I waited too long to pick some, but what I did get was delicious!