Vegetables > Globe Artichoke

How to grow globe artichoke:

Cinerary scolymus.


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Plant seeds in March to April. Rich soil is essential for this plant so dig in plenty of home produced compost during the autumn prior to sewing seeds. Young offshoots of older plants can also be propagated. Traditionally globe artichokes are planted in clumps of three, one and a half feet between each plant and each clump four feet apart. Usable artichoke heads will not be produced until the second year. In the autumn the dead leaves should be cut away and the crowns covered with a light dressing of manure.

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

The artichokes should be cut leaving a few inches of stem on the head. After being washed thoroughly they should be boiled until tender in salted water.

See also Chinese Artichoke and Jerusalem Artichoke