Any other rich-flavoured, white dry bean would do as well. I'm in zone 5a or 5b, ample growing season. I grew a few types of dry bush beans this year and even got a second crop off some of them. ...
Last year I started a number of artichoke plants over the winter. I wasn't successful in giving them enough cold weather in order to bud the first year so I covered the plants with leaves in the fall ...