I went turkey hunting this morning... got on a good one but when he flew down he sailed off the bluff and down into a big green field and met up with some hens and then I just had no luck at all getting him to come my way.
On the way back home I looked at a few of my seng beds and did not see any up yet.
These were all 2-3-4 year old beds and none peaking up yet.
I am expecting them up any day now... we have a few early red buds blooming here. Going to have to look around for some morels soon.
I was up inspecting and working my beds this weekend. There was nothing above ground.... however, I just couldn't wait. I carefully brushed away the leaf clutter to look in a 3' by 12\" swath. I found at least 10 roots getting rady to jump out. These beds were very full last year, and I went ahead and pulled these to look closer at them. I'm pleased with all of them.
When you're looking at the above photo, please note the size of the emerging bud! It's at least twice the size of one pulled after the season is done, and appears to be bursting with energy. When these emerge, these will be two year olds.
If you look at the one to the upper left of the quarter, note the branching out this one is doing. It should be, later, a root with a lot of filled out buds [well, if I hadn't pulled it up...] and is a good indicator of a root that has run into something underground that has caused the sideways growth that you see there.
I carefully backed out of my beds, and so as not to disturb any more roots that were about to pop up.