How Rare Are Asparagus Spears In January?

Q: We enjoyed two asparagus spears from our plant back in January. How rare is this?

A: Soil temperature is the main trigger for asparagus spear production. Perhaps a root was growing shallowly and became warm enough to send up a couple of spears. Deeper roots will wait for more consistent warm soil temperatures in early spring before they sprout anything more.

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