If you’ve been reading Donny’s Backyard Chronicles and you’ve been wondering to yourself “What’s Howard’s role in all of this?” then here you go. If you haven’t been wondering, then I guess you can skip this one. As soon as we decided to start growing vegetables, I knew that I wanted to try to grow artichokes. Brooklyn may not be the ideal climate to grow them, but I had to give it a try. I started them indoors, and yes, that’s a takeout container, from a Thai restaurant. The really long ones that have fallen over have been growing for a couple of weeks, but the other sprouts just started a couple of days ago. There’s even one you can’t see that’s sprouting out of the bottom of one of the starter soil pucks. I only get sun in my apartment for about an hour a day, so I’m surprised at how well these have been going so far. I’ll let you know how it goes.