All About Growing Artichokes. Growing artichokes as annuals that bear edible buds their first season requires an early start, but properly handled artichoke plants will prosper in a wide range of climates. This growing guide includes descriptions of the types of globe artichokes and tips for growing them in your backyard garden. #gardengrowingtips
‘Green Globe’ artichoke. Harvest artichokes when the bottom scales begin pulling away from the bud. If you wait too long, the scales will open and the artichoke could become infested with aphids, and more of the delicious, creamy artichoke heart is converted to inedible "choke".