It's amazing what a really good downpour will do to veg' production.
We are now well into the second growth of Artichokes, we have perpetual Spinach, Spring Onions, Strawberries, and some small salads. Girolles are plentiful in the woods, and the Blackcurrants are just beginning to ripen.
It is always advised that one should begin eating one's production as soon as possible, and that is even more poignant for us this year as we may not be here to benefit from much of what I've planted. We're eating very young produce.
Anyone who has seen a Rick Stein programme, where he finds himself in a field of Artichokes (Spain?), with the gardener and his wife cooking them, cannot possibly forget the Artichokes and the cooking water turning a bright Emerald Green. When I cooked the above yesterday I noticed that same colour appear in the middle of each heart. I'd never seen this before. Only salt was added to the water.
By the way; as usual they were delicious.