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

04 Oct 14, Marni (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi, Thembeka. Goseame in Polokwane currently has stock of artichokes. Best place to see what vegetables are currently in season. Hope you come right.
20 Jul 14, Gabriel (Australia - tropical climate)
I live in Cairns-Qld, I would like to know were can I buy the artichokes and if the weather is good for them, I didn't see any plants in the nurseries here
14 Feb 16, Sam (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Did you find any plants or seeds up here? Did they grow?
02 Aug 14, Mark (Australia - temperate climate)
How many artichokes could I expect from each plant?
27 Oct 14, kd siebani (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
where can I get seed for artichoke?i intend to grow the on my 1 ha plot
30 Dec 14, Rita (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where in the Western Cape can I buy artichoke seed from? Regards.
21 Feb 15, Hanns (Australia - tropical climate)
We live in the Philippines, We planted 15 plants about 4 months ago. The plants look great! large and healthy. Im waiting for a flower to come up. Does anyone know if its to hot here or do I just need to wait. I cant wait to harvest our own artichokes.
02 Mar 15, Francois Gouttes (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi, I left Australia few years ago. Now I am also living in the Philippines (Siquijor, Visaya). May i ask you where you found the seedlings ? what specie ? I am originally from the French region of Provence in the South (Mediterranean cost). My village is a big producer of violet artichokes. Violet artichokes are smaller than Green globes, but they are smoother (you can even eat the rod") and their taste is incomparable. There are many varieties of violet artichokes of different sizes. in general, they are more suited to hot climate than the globe. For instance in France, we cultivate the Green globe in Britain (cold northern region) and the violet in Provence (Southern hot region). In Brazil, the violet artichoke has been introduced with full success around Sao Paulo (hot region), while the green globe is cultivated in Argentina (cold country). If anybody knows where and how to get the seedlings, we shall try to introduce this wonderful flower in Siquijor. Thanks in advance.
04 Jan 18, Michelle Sharwood (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi Francois try getting your seeds through a seed company that sells seeds online Here in South Africa we have 3 or 4 very good companies who sell seeds online. Try Seeds For Africa, and Living Seeds. I am not sure how to send you their web address but google them.
06 Jul 15, Cy Gabales (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi everyone, I'm from the Philippines and I really want to try planting artichokes, but I'm not sure if it would actually work on a tropical country. However, I'm still considering it because we are now in the rainy season and it's not as hot anymore. Would the plants be fine with rain? Please help me, thank you very much!
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I live in Cairns-Qld, I would like to know were can I buy the artichokes and if the weather is good for them, I didn't see any plants in the nurseries here

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