Vegetable garden: growing artichoke

Seedlings can be tedious and time consuming, it is better to plant at a depth of 10-15cm with tubers spaced 30cm apart in March-April or in September-October in areas with a mild climate. Regular watering is recommended to allow normal growth of the artichoke. The harvest takes place between April and September before flowering.

Artichokes can be affected by diseases such as downy mildew (a fungus that grows under high heat and high humidity of the soil) or ramularia (a fungus that causes the appearance of yellow spots on the leaves). Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. Artichoke is a vegetable but also a flower.