I finally figured out where I want the permanent asparagus bed to be. After reading a good bit on their preferred soil types, I made a new raised bed. I filled it with a mix of topsoil, composted manure, sand, and wood ash. From what I read, this should be conducive to some very happy asparagus roots. I dug up my 10 roots that I started last year, and have room for 24 more.
Fingers crossed! Hopefully I'll get to eat some this year. The roots are 3 years old now I believe. A couple are pretty small still, but most are quite large and bulky. Actually, I'm sure it's because of the crazy temps, but while I was digging them up I saw that one of the roots was sending up a stalk already. It was about 2" long and stark white. Took me a second to realize what it was!