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Growing Artichokes (Globe)

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
                P P P  

(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 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

07 Nov 18, Gary Sant (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thanks Mike. No frosts were I live in Sydney. But I think you are right and it died. ☹️
16 Jul 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
On Zone 13b it has no planting date - so probably won't grow. In tropics in Australia it says plant April to July. You could try.
13 Jul 18, timothy Bryan hawaii (USA - Zone 13b climate)
Anyone grown Artichokes in Hawaii? I'm on the North Shore so its pretty rainy periodically, but temps are in the 70s-80s. Basically its the windward side of the island on Maui. My wife loves them so i'd like to try I already bought two plants any suggestions would be great!! thanks!
05 Apr 18, Denise Gibson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We have some artichoke plants which I grew from seed and we had a few fruits last season. There are a few off shoots on all of the plants and I would like to know what time of the year I could divide my plants. Another question: Two of the plants did not have fruit as such and the plant itself was very thorny and the fruit was so thorny that you could not touch them. Do they have male and female plants? Thank you very much.
15 Nov 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I suggest you look up google about growing and pollination etc.
17 Jan 18, Helen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I live on a sand ridge on the east coast, zone 10a. Can I grow artichokes/horseradish in my sand? Will I have any better luck in pots?
27 Mar 17, Erica Nielson (Australia - temperate climate)
Since globe artichokes don't like the cold, should I wait until after winter to divide the suckers? I use living mulch and hay to protect them from the cold I'm in Esperance, which has a fairly mild climate, but every summer we get the odd day 47degrees that simply knocks all the leaves off, probably because it's near a shed wall. Is there anything else I can do to protect it from the random heat waves? I suppose I could shift it so it doesn't get radiant heat. I appreciate any input. Thank you Erica
30 Mar 17, Jack (Australia - temperate climate)
You could divide and replant the suckers in winter. Give them a good 'blanket' of straw or old sacking to protect them if you get frosts. If the shed wall is metal try hanging hessian sacks behind your plants. Alternatively use brush panels. The radiated heat off a metal wall cladding is intense even on a medium day.
28 Nov 16, Tanya (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Does one need to water artichokes throughout winter, to keep them going till the following spring?
16 Nov 16, Rene (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Got mine at Faithful to Nature (online store) and I am very impressed. They deliver anywhere in SA
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You could divide and replant the suckers in winter. Give them a good 'blanket' of straw or old sacking to protect them if you get frosts. If the shed wall is metal try hanging hessian sacks behind your plants. Alternatively use brush panels. The radiated heat off a metal wall cladding is intense even on a medium day.

- Jack

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