Small Globe Artichoke Plant


Propagated at the Windmill Community Gardens in Margate, using Chemical Free Growing methods.

Globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are large, architectural perennial plants that are attractive enough for the flower garden. They can be grown from seed or young plants, and their large edible flower buds are easy to cook and delicious!

Globe artichokes like a warm sunny spot, in reasonably fertile, free-draining soil. To make best use of space, sow into a seedbed temporarily, then later transplant to their final position, as they will grow into large plants that need wide spacing.

Transplant young plants to their permanent position when they have at least five true leaves, spacing them 60–90cm (2–3ft) apart, and water in well. They make an attractive addition to flower borders as well as veg plots.

Each spring, mulch with well-rotted manure or home-made compost, when the soil is warm and moist

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