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Think of seeds
Regional nurseries carry a great variety of springtime and summer time veggie seeds, however, if you are interested in brand new or uncommon veggie varieties, if not the strange and crazy, catalogs or internet vendors will start a entire world of varieties to use.
When preparing your yard, consider growing varieties which you cannot find at farmers areas or supermarkets.
Browse the Sacramento Vegetable Planting Schedule (PDF) (EHN 11) for the planting timetable that is general.
Plant bare root artichokesYou should certainly find bare root artichoke crowns in nurseries in January. In a location that gets morning sun and afternoon shade if you want to give them a try, your best bet is to grow them. Read more