Monday, April 28, 2008
This artichoke plant has been in the my garden for an entire year with nothing to show for it. When it was planted last spring I anticipated a fantastic crop by the end of summer. Nothing happened! I hadn't done any preliminary gardening investigation and so I found out after consulting my garden bible that artichokes can be grown as perennials and that they may not produce the first year. I let it be. Now artichokes are on sale in the supermarket (indicating to me that plants should be producing NOW), the plant is gigantic (4 feet tall by 3 feet wide) and I've had it. There is no excuse for taking up that much room in my postage stamp garden if you're not going to be productive. So on Saturday morning, I stomped out into the garden, worried that I may have to admit defeat and instead I found 3 fantastic globes!