Growing Artichokes (Globe)

Cynara scolymus : Asteraceae / the daisy family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Artichokes (Globe) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 59°F and 64°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 63 - 79 inches apart
  • Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Needs a lot of space. Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

16 Mar 10, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Deb, if the soil is reasonably fertile and you get enough rain then the artichokes should grow like mad. They're basically an improved thistle, so if thistles thrive, then artichokes should do ok.
06 Apr 10, Toula Elliott (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
We have globe artichokes in a long established bed in Toowoomba. Some plants now have curling leaves.They look burnt at the edges. They dry up and crumble.Can you help please
30 Sep 10, claudio (USA - Zone 10a climate)
H Toula, many possibilities, suggest you call Bob Tanem "in the garden" KSFO Sunday from 7-10 am..think around .he'll have the answer for you. You can access KSFO "on line"...he gives out his 800 number for excellent source of info...and for sure he will have the right info for you.
17 Jun 10, Steven (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can i grow globe artichoke in alkiline clay soil in north-western australia? please help..
18 Apr 12, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
They really prefer a sandy soil and will struggle in clay. You could load it up with gypsum (clay-breaker) and they might survive.
18 Aug 10, abl (Australia - temperate climate)
you can grow in alkaline soil, i live by coast in magaret river and growing well,use plenty compost and manure
06 Sep 10, (Australia - temperate climate)
Allow a metre...mine are huge
22 Oct 11, Joe Agostinacchio (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I planted artichokes for the first time this summer. I live on Long Island, N.Y., how do I protect the plants from the coming winter? Do I trim back the leaves that are there now, or let them stay?
27 Jan 17, Romel Madray (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Try mulching them with grass on top. I would suggest cutting them back and muchine them with saw dust or grass. Regards
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.
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