I didn't read every word, but am going to. I never knew that's how asparagus grew.
They need less water than other vegetables and farm crops, but they have to have it regularly, being perennial. Funny looking plant, it looks like a fern weed.
I bought a pound of the out of season asparagus tonight. I'll be steaming more of the cut up stock ends than I normally do. They're pretty tasty too.
Next up is Brussel sprouts. My parents used to cook them. I don't know how those grow either.