*Waves* Hello from Northern New York!
We keep getting hit with Late Blight on the tomatoes, so I'm taking a stand, lol.
I've never grown potatoes, but the farm (a CSA farm) I worked at sparked my interest after I tasted them.
What a difference between store bought. I was hooked on Carola in particular.
Artichokes: love them. They are quite pretty too. I started them too late last time I tried to grow them.
Grow Imperial Star if you do decide you like them. The secret is vernalization: I plan on exposing the 6 inch seedlings to cold temps in a cold frame during the day, and bring them in at night.
It tricks them into budding the first year. They're a Mediterranean plant that thrives in Central California, but I will make them grow here!
I'm also growing the Glass Gem corn, and the Indigo plant. Already have the Indigo sown.
Oh, I use my car as a greenhouse during the spring. Yes, I drive around with flats in my Toyota.
My mother thought it was hilarious, but it works. I swear by it. :D
I also use my broken, over the stove microwave as a germinating box. Seeds that normally take weeks to sprout, pop up in days. I'm all about being frugal.