Vegetable garden: growing Chinese artichoke

Place the rhizomes (underground stem of perennial plants) in seed holes with a depth of 10 cm. The Chinese artichoke needs regular watering without going overboard! As of July, the plant needs to be protected form heat by mulching. Harvesting takes place in November when the leaves start to become yellow and dry.

The Japanese artichoke may be attacked by pests such as slugs that eat the young shoots, and beetle larvae that eat the roots. The Chinese artichoke is a rustic plant that is hardly affected by disease. The Chinese artichoke is a vegetable but also a root.