I'm hoping you'll go out and shoot those artichokes! Looking forward to seeing the result.
Got it set up -- just going to have a cup of tea before I meter and expose. I am using a Tota light (750W lamp) and an umbrella, with a large piece of white foam core as a reflector. Full frame 8x10 first, then I might try 4x10.
At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.