Artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are not only a delectable addition to your culinary repertoire but also a fascinating vegetable to cultivate. Native to the Mediterranean region, artichokes have been cultivated for centuries, and their unique flavor and nutritional benefits have made them a favorite in kitchens around the world. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the art of artichoke cultivation, covering everything from selecting the right variety to harvesting the fruits of your labor.