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|Other Names||globe artichoke, French artichoke, Green artichoke|
|No of Seeds||50|
|Harvesting time||110-150 days|
How To Grow Artichoke from seeds
Pot Size : Grow Artichoke in a pot/grow bag with a diameter of at least 24 inches depth and 24 inches diameter ie., 24×24 Grow Bag that allows enough space for the roots to grow and expand. Be sure the container has a drainage holes.
Artichoke Seeds need moist but well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Use soil mix with combination of Red Soil , Vermicompost and sand at a ratio of (2:1:1) . Also add 2-5% of Neem Powder to the soil mix. Neem Powder will act as fungicide.
Sowing Artichoke Seeds :
Artichokes are a perennial crop that can be grown as an annual in areas with cold winters.
Sow the Artichoke Seeds 1/4 inch deep. To begin germinating, artichoke seeds need a temperature around 70 to 75 degrees F. (20 C.) and will take two to three weeks to sprout;
Light and Water requirements:
Artichokes thrive in full sun to partial shade. water deeply depending on the weather. Artichokes enjoy moist climates that receive plenty of water, they are also drought-resistant, especially if grown ornamentally.
Some of the most damaging pests are the sucking insects. These include aphids, mites, scab, and trips. They can transmit dangerous artichoke plant diseases as well as reduce the plant’s vigor. It can be resolved by using bio insecticides.
Buds are generally harvested once they reach full size, just before the bracts begin to spread open. Harvesting artichokes requires that you cut off the bud along with 3 inches (8 cm.) of stem.