Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love My California Garden Artichoke

Artichokes can grow up to five feet tall and six feet wide
Terminal bud of the Artichoke Plant
This artichoke plant's center terminal bud us ready for picking.  Waiting too long can result in an inedible artichoke.

If you look closely under the photo of the full artichoke plant, you will see I have planted some lettuces.  My hope is that in the filtered shade of this plant, I will continue to harvest lettuces without the sun causing them to bolt.
A bouquet of artichoke buds

A visual delight


Roberta said...

Oh, I love your artichoke plant! What
a beauty it is! How long has it been growing? The pictures of the artichokes are beautiful and must taste so yummy! I hope I win some on
North Coast Gardening Giveaway!

earlysnowdrop said...

I saw that contest. Good luck. I hope you win!
I planted these in the fall. They get so big so if you win, plant someplace in your garden that can handle the girth!

I have loved these plants ever since I planted my first one.


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