We have 4 artichoke plants, which have grown monstrously large this past month... I have been so concerned about the artichoke plants overcrowding my strawberries that I didn't think to look for artichoke blossoms (is that what they are?). We ate our first artichoke tonight, and have 2 more baby artichokes that will be ready to eat in about a week. Rigel and Izzy loved dipping the steamed leaves in Veganaise...Yum! Click here for some great ideas on artichokes from our local paper.