Artichoke Growing

Artichoke Growing

Artichoke thrives quite well in Castroville, California. But, then it does not mean one cannot grow them anywhere else. With a little care and knowledge one can grow them in their own gardens. You may choose to buy these plants from a nursery and plant them straight ahead, or you may begin with seeds just eight to twelve weeks before the previous spring frost.

The best location for planting artichoke would be one where there is enough sunlight. These plants can reach up to the height of four to five feet. Hence, one must ensure that space is enough and that these plants do not cover other smaller plants with their shade.

Search for a soil that is properly drained and has a pH ranging from 6.5 to 7.0. Before planting, dig the soil quite deep and fill it with good quality of organic matter that is rich in potassium and phosphorus. Remember to harden the seedlings before planting. Ensure that they must be planted a minimum of three feet apart, in rows. Each row then should be five to six apart. Regions where the climate is moderate one can plant them into the ground in such a way that the crown is just seen over the surface of the soil. In colder climates, you may seed them deep inside.

The soil must be moist enough so that the plants remain moistened. The plants can be fed with fish emulsion or any other organic fertilizer starting from spring till middle of the summer. In colder climates artichokes should be treated like annuals.

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Artichoke Growing