While I was gone, Vince didn’t pick any artichokes and several of them are blooming. I hate not being able to eat them but the blooms are so pretty.
At this point, the others haven’t had much attention so I’ll probably let them all go to seed.
Since our temps are nearing 100 degrees, they’re about done. I planted 5 new artichoke plants earlier in the spring and they all look good. It’s usually the second year before they start producing but since they were seeds I’d started in the greenhouse last year, there may be a few small artichokes next year.