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Here is a plant any one can grow and it will live for up to 5-8 years - "The Artichoke!".

The one here has been in our Channel 3 garden for 5 years. I started planting them about 8 years ago and find them easy to grow.... In the next few weeks you will be able to purchase them; and if you harvest them before they get to be softball size, you should get 20 chokes per plant in over a 4-6 week period. After the harvest they will die back to their roots and then come back as soon as the summer heat dissipates. They are easy to grow and they look great.....What else can you ask for!!!
If you have questions please send them to
Dave Owens - The Garden Guy