Did you know that artichokes are actually a type of thistle? Even though they may seem exotic and even slightly mysterious, growing artichoke plants is surprisingly easy. Gardeners in chilly climates grow artichokes as annuals, but if you live in an area with mild winters and cool, damp summers, then growing artichokes year round is possible. The following articles with provide helpful information on planting and caring for artichoke plants.
Gardeners grow plants either for their visual appeal or because they produce tasty fruits and vegetables. What if you could do both? The Green Globe Improved artichoke is not only a highly nutritious food but attractive when grown as an ornamental. Learn more here.
Since Imperial Star artichokes were specifically bred for cultivation as a cold-climate annual, this variety is well adapted for home gardeners who are unable to grow artichokes as perennials. Learn more about this artichoke variety in this article.
There are several varieties of artichoke, some of which produce big buds with plenty of flesh, while others are more decorative. Click on the following article for information on different artichoke varieties that might be suitable for your region.
If you don’t think you have garden space for the large artichoke plant, try growing an artichoke in a container. Potted artichokes are simple to grow if you follow the container grown artichoke tips from this article. Click here to learn more.
The propagation of artichoke plants is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean area where this perennial thistle was considered a delicacy. For information on propagating artichoke plants to grow in the garden, click the following article.
Artichokes are primarily cultivated commercially in sunny California, but are artichokes cold hardy? Overwintering artichoke plants isn’t difficult; it simply takes a little knowledge and planning. Click here for more information on artichokes in winter.
If you do choose to add artichokes to your garden, it?s important to know which plants work well near them and which don?t. This article has additional information about what to plant next to artichokes. Click here to learn more.
Artichokes are first mentioned around 77 AD so people have been eating them for a long, long time. What are artichokes? Read the following article to learn more about them and how to grow artichokes in the garden.