Growing Artichokes (Globe)

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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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

26 Sep 19, Janelle O'Shannessy (Australia - tropical climate)
Can you please advise if there is any type of artichoke that will grow in the tropics at all...Thank you
26 Sep 19, Jacob Hoekstra (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi there, we are in the Geelong Victoria area and have been growing Jerusalem Artichokes for years. They just about grow anywhere as far as I know, but once you plant them they are hard to get rid of. They look like ginger and I only harvest them when I feel like it or my wife wants to make delicious Jerusalem Artichoke soup, or use the slices on pizza. The stems/plants grow very tall and you know when ready when the stems die down. Dig through the soil and you'll find a good crop.
04 Jun 20, Irene (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Jacob, we are in Bendigo and want to plant some Jerusalem Artichokes but can't seem to find out when is the best time to plant them and how long do they take to grow? Looking forward to your reply, Irene
26 Sep 19, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
Ring up some seed selling company like Diggers Club and ask them. It does say plant in mid autumn into winter.
14 Aug 19, Kerstin (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
We have some lovage plants what are compatible with this plant? thank's Kerstin
02 Jul 19, Daila (Australia - temperate climate)
I just wanted to let you know that in Sydney, NSW it doesnt matter where I buy globe artichokes from they are as tough and dry and clearly picked too late, because by the time i gets to retail - you can forget about it. I cant tell you how much money I have spent and then the globe ends up in the bin - at $2.99 - $3.50 a single globe, ill let you do the math. Im Italian and there are at least 20 different ways I cook with them and because I know they have such a short shelf life, I keep hoping that Ill be rewarded, so i keep buying them - and throwing them away. Can you please pass onto the growers (if you know who they are) that if they pick the globes when they fully grown - its too late. So the retailers wont be able to sell them, we wont buy them anymore and all that hard work goes to waste - as does the crop at the markets. You already have half the population who have no idea how to cook them - why treat this little gem with such disrespect??? I dont get it. We are so lucky in Oz we can get ANY type of fruit or veg at any time of the year, but we cant get the globe artichoke right. Ever noticed why they are NEVER featured on any cooking show? MKR - Masterchef - funny that. I know for a fact that they are really difficult to grow, but it would be nice to be able to enjoy them when they are in season... and i would pay more if only i knew I could get a tender one (regardless of how good it looks on the outside). Thanks for listening - i tried searching growers on social media to gripe - but had no luck. Cheers
15 Oct 21, Francoise (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Out of a whole packet, 10 seeds, I only managed to get one plant, but it is majestic, with 15 buds on it, and I could not resist and ate the first one before maybe full size, But it was the best ever, and I was born in Bretagne, France, where they are a major crop, SO, they take time, effort, water XX, and space, but grow your own! Is worth it. I'd appreciate a simple recipe for the buds in case they don't all develop.
17 May 19, Jude (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Purchased 3 artichoke plants in a nursary closing down. It is the end of May, was thinking I would plant out in the flower garden, such a beautiful plant. You mentioned not to let fruit in the 1st year, do I just cut them back or dead head them. We get light frosts am I better planting in a shade house. This is my first attempt at growing artichokes.
23 Apr 19, Maria Agenbag (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. I'm in the Barossa where we have really hot summers up to 45c in Feb and really cold winters. I want to plant seeds I got hold of. When would you suggest I do that. I do have a small green house. Should I use that and when. Thank you so much Maria
09 Mar 19, Carol Ball (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Hi I am very new to vegetable growing and want to try companion planting for my vegetables. However, I don't know what an acceptable distance is for companion planting. I do not have a large plot for me veg, any advice please?
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Read the notes here, harvest 42-57 weeks, so chopping them down or covering them would probably kill them.

- Anon

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