Tonight I sowed the last of my Carrots "Sunshine Mix" and transplanted my Imperial Star artichoke.
Sunshine Mix Carrots: Both (Yellowstone and Nantes Forto) of these premium European varieties taste sweet and crispy with no soapy off-flavors and you can enjoy them over a long harvest period. From Renee's Garden Mail Order Purchase from 2009; yes, the seeds are that old. I do not have any hopes of them coming up. Days to emerge: 10-20. Days to harvest: 88. Expect baby carrot plants by Feb 4 and harvest around April 15. I planted these in a roughly 1'x1' square in front of the Brussels Sprouts.
Imperial Star Artichoke: To be filled in after I go look at the little tag that came with the plant.