Monday, August 13, 2007

Artichokes in PA update 3

This is the only artichoke flower I have ever seen. It bloomed the day I arrived home on Saturday and it opened up even more when I took the picture on Sunday.


It looks like it should be growing in a coral reef. This confirms for me that the artichoke is an extraterrestrial plant. I wouldn't be surprised if a little alien crawled out of it next week.


Overall, the artichoke plants seem to be doing well. The smallest one that we raised from a seed is growing up. It's still a few months behind the others.


There's another plant that has opened up and is about to bloom, but I harvested that bud and am going to see if it is edible.


We're going to leave the flowering plant alone to see if we can get some seeds from it.

4 comments:

kookster said...

That is one cool looking flower. I had no idea artichoke flowers looked like that!

David said...

I didn't either! Can you believe you can eat something like that?

Ron McDonald said...

Yes, they do make beautiful flowers, I have some posted on my blog. I have been told that letting them flower will diminish future buds. What is your experience?
BTW.... those fried choke look delicious!

David said...

Ron: Those are great pictures of artichoke flowers. I love your blog!