That means my asparagus is up an entire month early. Yahoo!!! Does this mean the season will last a month longer? One can dream. I love asparagus. It is my favorite vegetable. Sometimes I eat it three times a day when it is popping up so fast you can almost see it grow. Had I known better I would have planted three-times the crowns in my little bed. Did you know that asparagus just-picked, sliced on the bias, sautéed in olive oil smells like popcorn when cooking? Asparagus is one of those veggies that tastes completely different picked fresh out of the garden.