OK, so I didn't read there was a specific way to plant asparagus. And I planted 12 plants in a relatively small area considering there is supposed to be 12" between each plant. I planted mine back in February or March and DID know not to mess with them the first year (no harvesting, that is). They have been growing really well and are still pushing up buds. It seems like every day I find 2-3 new ones. I worry they may over-crowd each other since they were not even CLOSE to 12" apart (all 12 plants are in an area about 3x5 ). Should I move them? Should I just move SOME of them and spread them out a bit? Should I just quit worrying about them and let them alone? And, does asparagus spread or multiply underground like sending out suckers or bulbs or some such thing? Or are 12 plants all that will ever be in this bed?