Our asparagus has started to put up spears. We planted it three years ago and haven't eaten any yet. But we will be able to eat some this year. The asparagus bed is supposed to produce for two to three decades. I've been trying to find perennial things that grow in this area. There doesn't appear to be all that much except things like blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
We are excited that the asparagus plants are still alive. They look really bad during the winter. In fact, two days ago they looked dead. But today we have several spears that are at least six inches long:)