Artichoke, let alone Cardoon, is not something familiarly grown here in sub tropical Queensland but it sounded interesting so I thought I would give it a go. The information provided by Baker Creek is a little sketchy so I wasn't sure of what to expect with height and lifespan etc. I planted 5 seed and they all came up and have proven very hardy through our mild winter. Summer is now coming with it's heat and rain. The stalks have proven very useful for cooking, a good substitue for celery which takes so long to produce. My gardening friends are impressed and all wanting seed. BC tell me it is a perennial and warn me that it can become a weed if let go to seed. A little more information about it's growing habits would be useful in the description.
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