What are the pros? Easy to germinate
What are the cons? Mine didn't mature
I bought these seeds without much expectations that they would mature or produce artichokes this far north. I split the packet with my aunt (who lives in Goshen, CT). Both of us were able to germinate the seeds without much fuss. Mine did not grow much in the garden, I dug them up in the fall and set them out again this spring and they died. My aunt, however, got artichokes the first year, and they wintered over. She piled a bunch of leaves on top of them and even in the harsh winter we had last year, they made it. She has huge plants with lots of artichokes! She placed hers in a sunnier spot than I did, and she fed them a LOT of fertilizer. I will try artichokes again. Probably next year.
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