Travis has talked about growing artichokes for a couple of years and actually planted some seeds last year. I told him I thought it would be too hot (because I know ALLLL about growing things, right?!) Actually, my thought was the valley farmers would grow them here if they could, but they don't, so they must not like the heat. Last year yielded some really strange looking plants, but no veggies. But this year, with all the unusually cool weather we've been having, Travis has prevailed!