I thought that I would never have anything to do with asparagus: stringy, woody, smelly vegetable.
How times have changed.
Last year DDC planted several Mary Washington 2 year asparagus plants on the south side of the garden (along with strawberries). They were not covered for the winter, which has been a nasty one. Hopefully they have survived. Next year should be the first crop of asparagus.
In the mean time, here is a simple, yet tasty, asparagus recipe to indulge in.