Q: I planted asparagus this past spring and cut down the foliage a few weeks ago. The other day, I noticed that each plant has a few asparagus stalks coming up!
A: The little sprouts came up because we haven’t had lots of cold weather yet. Warm soil stimulated new growth after your pruning. You can cut and eat the sprouts if you like. Remember to fertilize regularly during the growing season and to control weeds assiduously and you’ll have a great asparagus harvest, year after year. I have details on asparagus care and the best varieties at http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/asparagus/.