In my earlier post about spotting my first artichoke, I mentioned that I thought the plants got 4 to 5 chokes in total. I am thrilled to report that this plant has four beautiful buds. The biggest one is on the center spike, and there are three smaller ones barely visible on side shoots. This center one is opening ever so slightly. Does anyone know if I should pick it now even though it is a little small? I would rather eat it small than to lose it from over development.