I think this is year seven since these were seedlings. I wasn't sure it was possible to grow these in central Florida but it can be done with some effort.
Question; Where did you find the pencil seeds?
Oh gosh lou, I guess your sharp wit led you into posting a comment ! ;) lol
Wow! Glad I live in North FL. I have no problems with growing asparagus up here in 5 years. I harvest about as much as I can eat every Day April-May and early June. I'm sure all the extra work is worth the fresh asparagus. Congrats!