Vegetables > Chinese Artichoke (Crosnes)

How to grow Chinese artichoke (crosnes):

Name
Stachys tubifera.

Family
Labiatae.

Seeds
Buy Organic Vegetable Seeds from The Green Chronicle (Pay in £, $US, Euro).
Herbs, Seasonings, Seeds and Spices - Buy Artichoke Leaf from Mountain Rose Herbs ($US).

Plant tubers in March to April in a sunny position. The soil should be well drained. Place tubers nine inches apart and four inches deep. Space rows eighteen inches apart. Water well if weather is dry and keep weed free. Dig artichokes in October. They can be stored in sand if necessary.

Uses
Boiled or mashed as a hot vegetable or raw in salad.

See also Globe Artichoke and Jerusalem Artichoke