Last year someone on this forum was going to plant Artichokes for the first time. I was wondering how that project went. I had never seen an artichoke plant before this year. I saw a pot with three plants in it at Walmart and bought it out of curiosity. Now what in the world do I do with these plants? They are in the garden and looking pretty good. Am I wasting my time? I live about 15 miles south of Ft. Smith, AR., will they grow and produce in this area?