WHOA, Laguna Niguel is a plane ride south of Merin an STockton. Helluva looong state. When I lived there i usw to grow tender herbs like Tarragon and Lemon Grass . Tried growing artichokes but couldnt keep it from drying in the valley heat. So I just bought my artichokes from roadside stands. IMOArtichokes are the best from Calif.
Yall stay well. look fwd to seeing some dinner pix.