Answer: I have not heard of artichokes being brought to a harvestable stage indoors, but it's worth a try! Try to mimic as closely as possible the conditions under which artichokes flourish in California--they like mild winters, and cool, moist summers. They like a rich, well-drained soil, so add plenty of rotted manure or compost to your planting mix. During the hottest, sunniest part of the day, try to give the plants partial shade, and water frequently. You can try the 'Imperial Star' artichoke which supposidly flowers in the first year after seeding. .
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