Same here. I planted 10 crowns 4 years ago and I'm lucky to get a dozen spears total each year from the surviving crowns. I don't really need the space right now, so I don't mind leaving them there. My son will pick and eat them right then and there, and there aren't too many veggies he'll do that with.No pix but on my 3rd cutting of asparagus. Trying to keep the frost offMy asparagus bed sucks. [...]
is a workout.
I and scaling it back this year in the garden. Every year I convince myself I can keep up with everything and every year in July the weeds and bugs take over for good. I have peas and root veggies in one bed and two rows cleared and covered with black plastic waiting for transplants. In addition to those, my son has a small raised bed, and that will be it for the veggies this year.
My fruit trees have already lost the battle with the gypsy moth caterpillars. This is the second year in a row with them. As much as I want to stay organic, I might have to concede this one and hit everything this isn't flowering or producing fruit with Sevin.