Artichoke Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Asteraceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Cool
Typical Zones Grown In:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Moderate

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Indoor, Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
May, June
When to Start Indoors:
February
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-20°C
Depth:
1-2 in
Spacing (cm):
25-30
Row Spacing (cm):
16-24 in
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
90-180 days
When To Harvest:
June, July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Cut buds when they reach desired size

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Flower Buds
Potential Health Benefits:
Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Parsley, Garlic, Onion
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Slugs
Common Disease:
Alternaria Leaf Blight, Damping-off, Botrytis Blight
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in full sun, water deeply

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