Here in Central Texas, Spring can last for only a few days. We are 100 miles
south of San Diego California latitude, but may still hit 28F on the 21st of
April. Nontheless, given the continental nature of the climate ( Chihuahua
desert to the south, Saskatchewan and the High Plains to the north) we are
able to produce crops like artichokes using such tricks as greenhouses and row
Seed of Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) available from Johnny's Selected
Seeds, Albion, Maine. One ounce ( approimately 600 seeds of Imperial Star
artichoke will cost around 30 dollars US, including shipping.
http://www.johnnyseeds.com. EMAIL: email@example.com
That variety, sown in Fall will bear artichokes in late Spring/early Summer of
the following year.
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