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Growing Artichokes (Globe)

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(Best months for growing Artichokes (Globe) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 15°C and 18°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 160 - 200 cm apart
  • Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Needs a lot of space. Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

25 Aug 16, Mark Nathan (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Best place to buy in johannesburg
12 Aug 16, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
Try artichokes. I just dug a hole and throw in a bucket of compost then plant at about 4-6 inches and leave alone. I put them in along a south facing fence about 6 feet apart. They do need tying in later in summer so I just use the fence for this.
07 Aug 16, Atef (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi guys , I really have the seeds of artichokes and want to grow them but I've read many articles that confusing me about the temp , time ,,,,,, Would you please explain easily how to grow them at home garden . Thank you
07 Aug 16, Meg (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just got my first artichoke a small seedling l have it in a pot with potting mixture slight yellow on two leaves though when l transplanted it from the tiny punnet l fertilised with seasol. My question want to grow it in a very large pot and if that is possible what soil is best and do they need watering regulary such as keep the soil moist or let it dry out slightly between watering.
10 Apr 16, Rita Di Stefano (Australia - tropical climate)
I don't want to grow artichokes (my husband is already doing this on a very small scale) but I want to buy a large amount of small artichokes (about 100 to 200) for pickling. I have an old Italian family recipe handed down from grandmother to mother to me. The artichokes are wonderful to eat a long time after they have been pickled and put in jars in olive oil but I simply cannot purchase them from the shops. They may be available at the Sydney markets but then I would have to pay for the middle man's profits. I need to go to a farm and be allowed to cut them off the plants. These are the small heads which come after the large ones have been harvested. Can you please point me to an artichoke farm in the Sydney or south or not coast region please? I have tried to google one but cannot find anything. Cheers Rita
25 Jul 16, scott (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Rita, I would love to get your recipe for the artichokes if you are willing to pass it on??? I am new to artichoke pickling so any information is much appreciated. regards Scott
18 Mar 16, Eric (Australia - tropical climate)
I am actually in Brazil in the tropical highlands. Most of the rain falls in the summer average high temperature is 28. I have lots of violet artichokes grown from seed acquired in Brazil and also in Spain. All the plants are doing well but the first to produce were planted with and in a linear row under Hawaiian papayas...which provide a bit of shade, They are pretty carefree... no pests..even my goats do not bother with them...and they eat most everthing... Oil pickled artichokes are a treat and are unheard of here... the little violet chokes are the best for that purpose...
09 Feb 17, Romel Madray (Australia - tropical climate)
Dear Eric in Brazil I live in a country called Trinidad and Tobago the temperature ranges are as follows. AHS Heat Zone 11b, USDA Hardiness Zone 12. Can you provide me with any guidance on germinating seeds direct sowing, paper towel method. If any special care is needed for vegetative growth and flowering. Are you willing to sell some seeds that you have or trade seeds?I am also seeking to get Eugenia involucrata, the Cherry of the Rio Grande. Can I contact you directly? Regards
26 Nov 15, vincent nani (Australia - temperate climate)
Do I have to cut the Artchokes back when they have finshed produceing,or leave as is this is there first year
28 Nov 15, Dee (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Vincent I let my globe artichoke completely die down and when it produced the new plant - that's when I cut off the old stems. Not sure if that's how you're meant to do it, but it worked wonderfully for me and I had a bumper crop the following year.
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Since globe artichokes don't like the cold, should I wait until after winter to divide the suckers? I use living mulch and hay to protect them from the cold I'm in Esperance, which has a fairly mild climate, but every summer we get the odd day 47degrees that simply knocks all the leaves off, probably because it's near a shed wall. Is there anything else I can do to protect it from the random heat waves? I suppose I could shift it so it doesn't get radiant heat. I appreciate any input. Thank you Erica

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