Pretty little asparagus shoots are poking up!
But so far only one of the 12 crowns is growing. I'll keep watching.
My asparagus bed is about 5 ft by 3 ft with 12 crowns planted last spring. Last summer the fronds grew to about 5 feet tall, nice and bushy. The bed is at the far north side of the garden plot, between the compost bin and a lilac bush, so they don't shade anything.