I remember the first time I saw artichokes growing in a field in Northern California. They looked like something from another planet! So last January I saw a package of Green Globe seeds and thought “I wonder how they will do in this maritime climate?” 4 of the 6 seeds have made it to transplant and today was the day I put them in my perennial vegetable area with asparagus. Has anyone out there grown them? Do they have pests other than perhaps aphids?