We share useful tips for growing artichokes

We share useful tips for growing artichokes


03/25/2024 05:02

Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is an intriguing and delicious plant that more and more people are starting to grow themselves. Despite its exotic nature, the artichoke easily adapts to various conditions and is an excellent addition to the home garden or vegetable garden. Today we will share with you some useful tips and instructions for growing artichokes.

Site selection and soil preparation

The artichoke requires a well-lit location, so choose an area where it will receive adequate sunlight during the day. Also make sure the soil is sufficiently fertile and has good drainage capacity. If your soil is too clayey or acidic, add compost or humus to improve structure and nutrition.

Seed preparation

To increase the likelihood of seed germination, it is recommended to soak them in cool water for 24-48 hours before planting. This process will help soften the hard shell of the seeds and stimulate their germination. Then the seedling process can begin.

Growing seedlings

Sow your artichoke seeds indoors about 8 to 10 weeks before the last expected frost date. Use pots or containers with fertile soil and place one seed in each. Since the artichoke can take up a little space, it is recommended to plant the plants at a distance of 60-90. Caring for the artichoke

Artichokes require regular watering, especially during dry periods. Gradually increase the amount of water as the plant grows. Additionally, regular weed removal is important to ensure adequate nutrient and water availability for artichokes. To keep the soil moist and reduce the need for weeds, mulching is recommended.


Artichoke is a plant with high nutritional requirements. To ensure healthy growth and a good harvest, it is important to regularly fertilize it with organic fertilizers such as compost or humus. It is recommended to fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.


Artichokes can be harvested when their leaves are still poorly developed but their hearts are quite developed. This usually occurs approximately 6-8 months after sowing or 3-4 months after transplanting the seedlings. Carefully cut the artichoke from the stem, leaving about 5-10cm of stem to maintain the integrity of the plant.

Growing an artichoke can be a fun and rewarding process. Besides its colorful and exotic appearance, the artichoke is a tasty and nutritious addition to your culinary palette. By following our tips and instructions, you can easily create a beautiful plant in your garden or vegetable garden that will delight you and your loved ones.

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Author Vladislav Lenivko

Vladislav Lenivko – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Andrey Tumanov

Andrey Tumanov – Russian journalist and TV presenter, producer, political figure

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