Seed starting cardoons in 4" pots, indoors.
An Italian vegetable akin to the thistle-ish artichoke,
these hearty perennials turn out flavor prized by great cooks.
The flowers aren't too shabby either.
Their stems can be prepared in a myriad of ways.
(Google 'em, so many recipes, so little time)
Hungry for more?
Read all about how to cultivate cardoons on my mentor/neighbor Sara's blog:
via Love Apple Farm, www.growbetterveggies.com