Of all the things we are growing this year, I am thrilled to my toes by the artichoke seedlings. They aren’t a special heirloom cultivar – just Green Globe artichokes, the same variety you can buy commercially in the US. Territorial predicts a 70% germination rate, but we’re close to 100% already. The seedlings are thick and substantial next to the slender Brassica seedlings and hesitant tomatoes. Krista & I stare at them for minutes on end, captivated by the futures for these seedlings. Imagine this perennial artichoke plant sticking around for years, six feet tall in the summer, throwing up buds for us to roast and peel and dip into sauces and marinated with herbs and blend with chipotle and carve out the hearts to eat on pizza.