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GROWERS GUIDE

Artichoke (Globe)

Not too difficult to grow

Sow seed lcm deep in pots and transplant or plant rooted offsets 5cm deep. Space plants 90cm apart. Choose fertile soil on a sunny sheltered site.

Water in prolonged dry weather and mulch to conserve moisture. Protect roots in winter with straw. Replace plants every 3 years for best results.

Cut ‘plump’ flower heads with short stems when the scales are still soft, green and tight. Side shoots may produce a smaller second crop.

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