Behold. Our first artichoke. Some said it wouldn’t grow in our warm, tropical climate. Some were wrong. And at $9 a piece at the local market, we figured we could spare the $1.19 for the seed packet to give it a whirl.

The uneventful journey…
May 2014: Threw some globe artichoke seeds in the ground.
Returned September 2014: Hey, artichoke plants!
January 2015: Artichoke numero one.

Next Up: Celebratory Grilled Artichoke