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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 59°F and 64°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 63 - 79 inches apart
  • Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Needs a lot of space. Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

03 Oct 16, Rene (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi there! If you still cannot find, I just ordered some seed from Faithful to Nature online. Great variety of seeds available.
29 Sep 16, Andrea (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Try Lifestyle Garden Centre off Byers Naude Drive in Randburg. They sometimes have more usual veggies and fruits as well as herbs. You should be able to Google them and get their contact details. Good luck :)
11 Sep 16, YVETTE ANN MARIE B. LACSON (Australia - tropical climate)
Am from the Philippines, can artichokes grow here?
04 Sep 16, Magdalize (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Kirchoff's (the seed brand) sells them
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
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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.

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