The last time I looked there was nothing to see. Judging by the length of the spears today, they must have started to come through about a week ago, around a month later than last year. I gave half to Emily of rhubarb fame, and promised some to the lovely Chinese lady who brought me some lettuce plant.
Tea today: eggs on pureed nettle tops and the sweetest asparagus dippers; rhubarb crumble for pudding. Very good indeed.