We love artichokes but usually eat them canned (as in canned artichoke hearts). In salads, stuffed, with pasta, etc…they are delicious. In the garden, they are beautiful big plants that are sometimes perennial (more about wintering artichokes). They are very spiky! I have a vague idea about how to remove the “choke” and know I want to try some fresh ones dipped in some lemon juice with butter, other than that, harvesting and preparing the fresh artichokes will be a new experience! One in which I will need to don some sturdy gloves!
We’ve named the turkey Ben Franklin since Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird. It might be a female in which case it can be Benjamina Franklin.
Since we started our tomato plants from seeds (at the beginning of April) our tomato plants are still pretty small, but they’re growing! Click here for pictures of the varieties we are growing (last picture of the post).