Tuesday, July 27, 2010

choke on it


Remember when I said I was growing artichokes on our roof deck?  Well, I haven't mentioned them again because I have been pretty disappointed.  It's not that they aren't growing well, or that they require too much attention (I have only watered them once!) it's just that after all the drama of the super tall corn I grew on the roof last year, the artichokes just seemed sort of puny and lame.


But all that changed today when I went out to check on them and found not one but two baby artichokes forming!  So to my artichoke plants I would like to say, "I am sorry I had so little faith in you.  Some plants just take longer to get going and I should have had more patience.  Now grow up big and tasty so I can eat you."  

13 comments:

Inspired Shares said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! I had no idea how they grew...but no wonder they are so pretty before we dig into them! Maybe they aren't supposed to bloom/really grow until late summer? Enjoy! Yum!
Julie xo

meemsnyc said...

Yummy, I love me some artichokes!!

Ana Degenaar said...

Artichokes are so expensive here, about $6 each, I wish I could grow a garden and have some because I miss them.

owl and peacock : melina said...

Ha, I had the very same reaction with my peppers- the plants were soooo tiny for soooo long and I thought I had done something wrong and just figured I wouldn't have any peppers, oh well. But now they're growing like weeds, I'm going to have too much!

~Holly~ said...

Purty artichoke!! I love how they grow!

Dancing Branflake said...

Holy Artichoke! I've never seen an artichoke plant before. That's amazing!

Kala said...

So awesome to see them forming. I love artichokes in salad.

knack said...

how awesome to get these to grow! they look beautiful!

xo

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freckleonthenose said...

YUM! Congrats - you're definitely doing something right!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I never knew how artichokes grew- very cool!

Kristin said...

Your plants just said...how do you like them apples? AH HA HA

Hollie said...

oh I'm slightly jealous of this! I just ripped up half of my garden the other day because I couldn't get rid of the pests. :[

When you cook these pretty little things up, you should do a post on it. I've never cooked one before, and I want to!