It has been raining here every day for the past week so I have not been out to water the vegetable garden. You can imagine my surprise when I wandered out there yesterday and from the "dead" asparagus plant emerged this giant spear.
It is 30cm long (or 12 inches on the old scale) and as thick as my middle finger. Whaaatttt! So maybe I had to wait until the plant was completely dormant before it would send up any spears worth harvesting. This one spear is a meal in itself so for lunch today I will soft boil an egg and happily use this big spear as my "soldier".