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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

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?
15 Jun 14, Thembeka (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi!my name is thembeka frm limpopo i love cooking but im looking for adichokes and dnt knw where to buy them bt now tht ive found u on internet please help out
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.
29 Oct 13, debbie zulu (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
We have started picking our artichokes and I would like to know how long will one bush a take until it can give seeds? Regards Debbie...
13 Oct 13, debbie zulu (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
We are btween Parys and Potchefstroom by the ANC farms we are growing ARTICHOKES. My question is, how much water do we need to becouse at time I fell we put to much or to less sometimes we dont please advise me on how to water and treat this lovely plant?
05 Jun 13, stella hebden (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted a number of globe artichokes last year, they died down over summer, but are now (early June) looking really healthy. My question is: I have one that is quite different to the others, - they were all the same last year, this one has softer, less spiky leaves, and has a flower forming at the beginning of winter, whereas the regular ones haven't, and I wouldn't expect them to. I have searched images, and it looks like one of the 'improved hybrid' varieties. So... what may have happened? How do I know if it is edible? TIA!!
01 Sep 12, Danielle (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 3 plants in a pot that are ready to plant in the Swansea, Newcastle area. The soil is sandy but it does get hot in Summer. As I'm of French origin, I can't wait to to harvest my own artichokes but would it be better to replant them in very large pots?
14 Jul 12, Helena (Australia - temperate climate)
I Live in WA and have had the same problem, I have lost 6 plants that were purchased in small pots. I had planted 3 in the back garden and 3 in rhe front garden, slowly each one died. I have since purchased another plant and have decided to pot it on as opposed to planting it in the garden, it appears to be doing rather well, with regular watering of fish emulsion.
20 Jun 12, Tiaan Crous (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi. I want to start farming with Artichokes. I have 2 ha available sandy soil with irrigation and proteced against the wind. Can you please advise me on were to start? Regards Tiaan
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