As it is such a fascinating topic, I plan to throw artichoke updates up here for your viewing pleasure periodically throughout the season. If you have a general curiosity on the topic please see my previously posted overview: Indiana Artichokes.
So, back to the baby ‘choke situation. We have new life in the basement seed starting area. As you can see in the photos, newborn artichokes seem benign. Harmless little coddle leaves reach up through the soil with no sign on their thistle nature. One might even be fooled into thinking they are cuddly!
They offer no hint as of yet of their prickly future selves… but then again – these fellas are only three days or less old (some are still coming up). The first set of true leaves will tell a whole different story!