This is my version of grey water usage. I have channeled all the water from my bathroom to water my bed of artichoke plants. It is quite an experiment. I hope it works.
How to grow artichokes
The artichoke, Cynara scolymus, can be grown almost everywhere except possibly where the summer is too hot (which may be my downfall). The ideal growing conditions are cool and moist summers and mild winters.
If you live in a cold climate your best bet is to start new plants each year. If you have a mild winter and mulch well, the artichokes may survive as perennials. Remember, it’s the artichoke’s roots that need protection.
Using transplants, you can grow artichokes as annuals in cold-winter climates with 90 to 100 frost-free days. .
Gardeners who are lucky enough to have the best growing conditions may be able to harvest artichokes throughout the year. For these people, it would not be unusual to harvest 30 artichokes per year per plant.