ARTICHOKE Green Globe Improved
A perennial vegetable with large edible flower heads.-Its ferny thistle-like foliage is also useful in the landscape. Steamed artichokes are great for dipping in butter or sauces. Under ideal conditions artichokes can be harvested the second season.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start seeds indoors in late winter or early Spring. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch fine soil in individual pots. Seeds can also be sown directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rows 3 to 4 feet apart. Transplant indoor started plants outdoors after danger of frost
GERMINATION: Approximately 2 weeks depending upon weather and soil conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plants prefer a sunny location in rich well drained soil where summers are cool and winters are moderate. A successful crop cannot be depended upon elsewhere. Protect from aphids. Cut back yellowed stocks and mulch to protect from winter cold.