Several years ago, on a lark, we decided to plant some asparagus. We purchased five tiny rootlets and carefully followed the instructions to plant them. The first year, as expected, we got nothing. The second year, we had enough asparagus to enjoy for several weeks.
Deciding that they were planted in a bad place, we took the garden fork and dug a few up.
Happy asparagus rootball (after)
The asparagus have been transplanted to a nice, safe place in the garden where they'll get lots of fresh compost and regular weeding. Maybe in a year or two, we'll start getting asparagus again.