This spring we planted asparagus crowns for the first time. We should be able to harvest the spears lightly next year, and fully the year after.

We noticed the common asparagus beetle on the ferns late in the season. I haven’t noticed any damage so far, and hope that their population won’t get high enough to require treatment. But it is good to know what they are and what the damage looks like so we can recognize it early if it does happen.