Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's artichoke time...

One vegetable everyone in my family loves...is a good artichoke...but they are so expensive. We always considered them a delicacy...and waited for them to come into season and go on sale...

Now we just have to wait for the season to arrive...which is now...




Because about 3 1/2 years ago...I bought a pony pack of artichokes for about $2...and we have had artichokes ever since!!




They take quite a while to grow...but once you see those plants get about 3 feet tall...you peek down into the leaves...







And you see this!! Aren't they beautiful!! Last year we had a great bounty...and as long as this heat wave we're in doesn't last to long...we'll be OK. They really don't like too much heat. Towards the end of their production...we let a couple go to flower...they are beautiful purple flowers...but I like to eat them the best!! Then we just cut down the plant...and in the Fall...another plant will start growing...I like how that works!! We have definitely gotten our $2 worth!!!

Enjoy the day, my friends!!









12 comments:

Yvette said...

OH YUMMY!!

Loris said...

That was definitely a good investment!

Farmchick said...

A great investment in some delicious nutrition!

Melissa said...

I love artichokes. But I don't get to eat them often.

Kaybe said...

I swear, you could put a dead stick in the ground in California and it would grow. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. Hubby & I can make a meal out of just artichokes with garlic butter and mayo.

Beverly said...

Not only are they delicious, they are a beautiful plant. You got good return on your 2.00.

Kris said...

I love them, but never have tried to grow them. I must try!!

Jo said...

Hey Linda my friend,I love artichokes,but fresh is impossible around southeast Ga,we have to buy canned,I wonder if we can grow them?
Yours is gonna be sooo delish.

Hey Yes ma'am, I love to re-purpose,Thank you for your sweet comment on my re-do's.And yep,you can spray paint a lampshade,the one I did was damaged so I cut it off and had to revive it!
Thanks!...have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~JO
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Traci said...

I LOVE artichokes! It looks so pretty growing!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are so lucky to be able to grow your own artichokes, Linda! I love them but they are so expensive here .. $2 to $3 each!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Icy BC said...

I like how artichoke coming back every year, and you did get a great return for your spending.

blessedmom's simple home said...

One of my favorite meals :-) I've never grown them though. I'd sure like to give them a try :-)
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Blessings,
Marcia