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How To Plant Artichokes


Artichoke plant are easy to grow in your garden or container.

               Planting Artichokes

Artichokes  (Cynara scolymus) plants are a member of the 
thistle family. An artichoke plant will make a bold statement 
to any garden with its long silvery green  foliage and bright 
purple flowers. To keep your Artichoke plants growing at a steady pace feed them Happy Meal Artichoke Plant Food or Tea.
Best of all, perhaps, this vegetable can be grown much more 
easily and in a wider range of climates  and soils than  expect.
The Green Globe Artichoke can be grown in cold climates as 
a perennial. 
Artichokes will grow best in a garden with  full sun. Or in hot climates with morning sun and afternoon shade.
How to Grow Artichokes - Preparing the Garden Soil
Artichoke plants develop a tap root. The root is long  and likes to grow deep into the soil. Therefore the soil should be slightly acid with pH between 6.5 and 7.5  The soil should drain well. Till the ingredients together. Add sandy if needed. The goal here is to create a sandy loam soil.
Fertilizing And  Feeding Artichokes:
Artichokes like to eat so work into the soil one cup of complete organic fertilizer such as aged chicken manure and blood meal is very beneficial.
Fertilizing: Apply first dose of fertilizer one week after transplanting, and repeat this application again monthly through the growing season.
Space: Artichokes require plenty of space. If planting in a        
container. Use the largest container you can find. At least  
15 gallon container or better.  Put several drainage holes in
the sides and bottom of the container. A plastic container
works well. Some of the best containers come from the Dollar
Store or Wall mart. Side dress Artichokes with Happy Meal Artichoke Plant Food.

No Fussing:Once planted leave the plants alone.  Artichoke plants do not like to be fussed over and transplanted again.
If planting directly to your garden, study over the area
before you plant. Make sure the area meets all the  
requirements necessary for planting.