Newbie questions

Newbie questions

How long does it take bare root plants to "wake up" after they've been put in? I planted a mixture of bare root ferns about a month ago, and have been keeping the area watered, but haven't seen any growth yet. I also just planted some asparagus today, and I don't know how long it will be before I see any growth from them? They arrived in the mail about a week ago and I don't think I stored them properly before putting them in today, so I'm worried they may already be dead, and am not sure at what point I should give up hope and re-plant the bed with something else. They seemed dried out, but I did clip one of the roots off to see what it looked like inside, and it was white and fleshy...is that...good? Thanks!
The Garden Bench – a very photo heavy post

The Garden Bench – a very photo heavy post

Almost the last tomato and pepper harvest

Almost the last tomato and pepper harvest

new room, so much space!

new room, so much space!

raised bed materials

raised bed materials

Tomato Spots

Tomato Spots

More Pretties from the Guessing Garden

More Pretties from the Guessing Garden