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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 New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

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 15°C and 18°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 160 - 200 cm apart
  • Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Needs a lot of space. Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

28 Nov 15, Dee (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Vincent I let my globe artichoke completely die down and when it produced the new plant - that's when I cut off the old stems. Not sure if that's how you're meant to do it, but it worked wonderfully for me and I had a bumper crop the following year.
27 Nov 15, Garden of Earthy Treasures (Australia - arid climate)
Leave them grow as naturally as possible, keep well fed and your blooms will be better than ever next year.
16 Nov 15, marius pretorius (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi I'm hoping you can advise me on where I can get artichoke seed in limpopo and could advise me on how best to market a harvest of them of say an hectare's harvest. Kind regards. Marius
17 Sep 15, Lily (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
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!
10 Aug 15, Geoff Hudson (Australia - temperate climate)
Globe artichokes are not recommended for tropical climates.
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.
30 Dec 14, Rita (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where in the Western Cape can I buy artichoke seed from? Regards.
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It sounds like it died. Did you have frosts in winter. Read the notes here and maybe a bit of research on the net. I would plant another couple subject to your weather conditions.

- Mike

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