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Blooming-May

• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium

Harvesting-May

• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries

           

Growing and Harvesting Artichokes

Artichokes washed and ready to cook.

Artichokes ready to harvest.

We got a real “mother load” of artichokes this year. Maybe it was all the rain. Maybe it was a fact that these plants are now two years old, mature enough to have high yields. Whatever the reason, our artichoke plants soared to five feet in height and have born […]

Artichokes Harvested

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Artichokes before harvesting.

I planted seeds of artichokes last winter in tiny six-packs. I really never expected them to sprout because most gardeners feel it is best to start them from rootstock purchased from nurseries. In retrospect, I should have given some of the seeds away. What does one do with 36 small artichoke […]