Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Artichokes: More Than You'll Ever Need

Artichokes--the curious plant.  In this photo you can see the places I have harvested artichoke buds by the brownish color left behind.  Here are two new buds growing very close to where I cut one out on Sunday.  It is like the Disney film, Sorcerer's Apprentice.  Everytime you harvest one, two grow in its place.  Soon I will be overrun with artichokes.  Not that I am complaining.


April said...

hi dear, thanks so much for taking part in my blog and linking up for the bloghop!! i'm happy to be following your blog now and i can't wait to read more <3

i have a total black thumb when it comes to gardening -- i have alot of respect for people who can get things to grow :)


earlysnowdrop said...

April: Thanks for visiting. I liked your blog. Cheers!

Melissa said...

I love your photos! The artichoke is a most curious plant isn't it - though you give it quite spooky qualities in your story. We inherited artichokes when we bought our first house from an Italian couple and I accidentally let some go to seed and they grow the most amazing purple, thistle like flower, which I dried and stored in a dried flower display. Not that I'm recommending you let productive food plants go to waste - just saying - pretty flower as well.

Arlyn said...

Wow, so cool. I'm also Zone 23 and looking forward to growing some chokes. How late do you think they can be planted?

earlysnowdrop said...

I usually plant the artichoke in the fall and then harvest in spring to early summer. Here is a link to a video that Pat Welsh has produced on artichokes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNtP8HTUNfQ



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