Thursday, April 26, 2012
I have nine artichoke plants this year and they all seem to be doing well. No signs of aphids this year thank goodness. Most of these will end up at the community garden plot. They've had plenty of cold weather treatment this spring so hopefully they will all produce buds this year. I've yet to have an artichoke plant not produce in the first year and am keeping my fingers crossed that this streak will continue here in Vermont.
I've become an artichoke addict during the past couple of years. While the medium-sized buds I get from my plants can never compete with the enormous globes that are shipped in from California, they are indeed fresher. That being said, I will admit that I will never be a strict locavore. When they are good, those California artichokes are just too tempting to pass up.