Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

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Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

Postby Herbidacious » October 12th, 2018, 9:01 pm

Has anyone overwintered globe artichoke plants?

I am not sure how to go about it. I have googled it, of course - there seem to be three methods. Mine are in 14 inch pots. They are also loking a bit speckledy (not enough food?)
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Re: Growing (and over wintering) glove artichokes

Postby suffolk » October 12th, 2018, 9:11 pm

I’ve only ever grown them in the ground... then I just protect them by mounding straw over the crown for the winter and leave them to get on with it. :)
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Re: Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

Postby Herbidacious » October 15th, 2018, 9:13 am

What exactly is the crown?

One method involves cutting off all foliage down to the crown then put under cover (no light required.)
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Re: Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

Postby suffolk » October 15th, 2018, 9:20 am

The crown is where the roots and stem merge ... where the upward growth comes from.

https://www.thespruce.com/what-is-the-p ... wn-1402457
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Re: Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

Postby Herbidacious » October 15th, 2018, 11:04 am

ok Thanks.
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Re: Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

Postby scullion » October 18th, 2018, 3:33 pm

mine, in the barren wasteland are not overwintering yet - they've produced another 'globe'. i'm still deciding whether to leave them to flower or to eat them.
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Re: Growing (and over wintering) globe artichokes

Postby Herbidacious » October 18th, 2018, 7:01 pm

Ooh how exciting!

I mentioned mine to one of my writing friends who has an allotment and he says he creates a little insulated jacket for his. I guess I have a while to decide (?! Will keep an eye on the weather.) I don't think there's much floor space in the (very messy) shed at the mo. :shock: I would need to insulate the whole pot if I left them outside, I imagine...
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