Asparagus not up yet - should I worry?
Having never grown asparagus before I planted 20 crowns last spring, bed prepared as per advice on GW. There was some spindly top growth last year which I cut back to ground level in the autumn before mulching with a couple of inches of garden compost mixed with rotted manure. The bed has been kept totally weed free throughout. I don't know when asparagus usually starts showing above ground but so far this season there's zero sign of any life. I had a poke about in the soil yesterday and found what I think is the top of a crown but nothing green coming out of it. Should I be worried?