Then about 2 weeks ago new growth started from what appears to be an expanded crown below ground. No frost has threatened yet, so I am feeding and watering this new growth. The next challenge is the right kind of winter blanket to help these puppies overwinter. Any suggestions?
Friday, October 13, 2006
For those of you just tuning in, of the dozen seeds I started in February, three of them made it into the garden this year. This is my fourth year fiddling with artichokes and the first year I have harvested any chokes. Two of the three plants produced, and once I cut the stalk back to the ground, the whole plant sort of withered and died back.