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Green Globe Improved Artichoke: Learn About Green Globe Artichoke Care

By Laura Miller

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.

Artichoke Plant Types: Learn About Different Artichoke Varieties

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Container Grown Artichoke Plants: How To Grow Artichokes In Pots

By Amy Grant

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.

Artichoke Plant Propagation – How To Propagate An Artichoke

By Laura Miller

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.

Artichoke Winter Care: Learn About Overwintering Artichoke Plants

By Amy Grant

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.

Picking An Artichoke – When And How To Harvest Artichokes

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

When and how to harvest artichokes in the home garden depends on the type you are growing. If you want to know how to tell when an artichoke is ripe, the information in this article can help.


How to Grow Artichokes

Last Updated: March 29, 2019 References

This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014.

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Believe it or not, artichokes are actually thistles! Don’t worry though, that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious. They are native to the mild climates of the Mediterranean, and cannot survive extended cold temperatures. While most climates will allow for annual artichoke growth, you may be able to grow a perennial in some warmer climates. Wherever you live, you’ll need to fertilize extensively, and to ensure they get enough—but not too much—water. All in all, expect to start growing your own artichokes in late winter and be chomping their immature flower buds by the fall. [1] X Research source


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