Artichokes from seed

Artichokes from seed

Hello everyone. Thanks for all your lovely pictures and posts! I am getting excited for spring. I am attempting to grow artichokes from seeds. I am in the Pacific Northwest and they grow pretty well here as for as I can tell. I plan to grow them as an annual, crop, rather that a perennial, because I don't have the space in my garden for it year-round. Any recommendations? Are the seeds always this slow to start?
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