Growing Artichokes (Globe)

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06 Nov 11 Denise Traynor (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My globe artichoke plants are wilting during the day when the sun is strong. they do come back once it cools down in the evening. I worry that they will dry out too much and I will lose them. Mulching with sugar cane mulch hasn't really seemed to help.
23 Jul 12 Barb (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Denise, Sounds like the sun is too strong, so despite good soil moisture the plant is not able to suck water up fast enough - so the plant is closing its stomata to protect itself until the temperature drops. If you cover them with a bit of shade cloth in the heat of the day the plants should be fine.
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