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By Poll

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

I am growing Artichokes for the first time. The plants are travelling heavenwards and I think Jack (of the beanstalk) will soon be climbing them.
Is this normal? If so,where and when will there be something for us to eat!




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they start to flower at the tops but if its there first year maybe not .you take of the smaller ones on each stem to get the most from the best one.personaly i let mine flower as there stunning blue and insects love them

5 Aug, 2009

 

they mite need support as they get quite heavy.

5 Aug, 2009

 

Noseypotter is right. They dont always come out the first year. You should have had a crops coming since late May, early June on established plants.

5 Aug, 2009

 

You eat the flower bud before it got any where near opening, cut it off and boil in water, pull off scales and dip in butter. The fluffy pieces in the middle should be avoided- hence ArtiCHOKE!!!

5 Aug, 2009

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