Artichoke Seeds ''Green Globe'' Hardy
Price for Package of 5 seeds.
A perennial vegetable with large edible flower heads. Its ferny thistle-like foliage is also useful in the landscape. The standard green-headed variety, reaching up to 170cm in height. Attractive large blue thistle-like flower heads if allowed to flower. Steamed artichokes are great for dipping in butter or sauces. Under ideal conditions artichokes can be harvested the second season. Consistent quality globe-shaped heads. Height: 120-180cm (4-6ft).
Site & Soil
Sow seeds outdoors in free draining soil in mid spring when the soil has warmed up. Sow 2-3 seeds in stations 30cm (12in) apart. Seed sown outdoors usually flowers the year after sowing.
When to Sow
Sowing can start as early as late February under cloche and run through to August. Maincrop varieties that are sown in July and August
Thin out so that there is one good plant every 6cm (4in). The thinnings can be transplanted. After harvesting the main head, secondary heads will appear and these too can be used. In cold areas, cover the plant with a mulch of straw, compost or bracken to protect it through the winter.
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