Question: How do you prune an artichoke? Does it make for a healthier plant? -Oscar T. Answer: Pruning back artichoke plants, which produce giant thistles, is a bit different from trimming back your standard plant or bush. Artichoke plant’s pinecone-shaped buds grow on the … [Read more...]
Do artichokes die back in winter?
Question: Do artichokes die back in winter? Should I cut the plants down or leave them? -Jenn D. Answer: Yes. Artichokes go dormant in hot weather, but their main dormancy period is in the winter when they die back to the ground. Considering that artichokes are grown as … [Read more...]
Common Questions and Answers About How to Grow Artichokes
Can you grow an artichoke plant from an artichoke? No, you cannot plant an artichoke to grow a full artichoke plant. However, artichokes can be easily propagated by division, or by taking a cutting (offshoot) from an existing artichoke plant. … [Read more...]
How do you winterize an artichoke plant?
Question: How do you winterize an artichoke plant? Will it come back next year? -Harry L. Answer: There are several ways to winterize your artichoke plants. Chop the stalks down to about six inches from the ground, gather them together and tie in place to keep them upright and … [Read more...]
Can You Eat Too Many Artichokes?
Question: Can you eat too many artichokes? Should I try to preserve some artichokes instead of trying to eat them when they are fresh? -Fran L. Answer: Everything in moderation is a good rule to follow where diet is concerned. If you eat too much of any one particular thing, … [Read more...]
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