Fresh asparagus always means the arrival of spring to me. Seeing the little shoots come up through the ground and trying to harvest them before they grow too large is a true indicator that warmer weather is on the way.
My mother always said that my grandmother could just toss asparagus seed along the fence row and they would come up.
We planted a patch in our backyard years ago and it produced for seasons and seasons.
I enjoy it steamed, roasted, grilled, almost anyway that it can be prepared. One of my favorite recipes is to wrap individual spears with bacon and oven roast them until they are crispy. A perfect treat with a cocktail!
Ah, the joys of Spring!