Cynara Scolymus Globe Artichoke
Bucks, United Kingdom
Having seen what we thought was an example of the above growing in profusion in Somerset in the Spring we bought one hoping for a lot of grey foliage to fill a newly cleared area in a border. At first all was well and we got a steadily growing plant with a reasonable amount of foliage. But once the main stem appeared with 4/5 artichokes on it everything went pear shaped. The stem grew to three feet tall and the leaves virtually vanished. Should we a) abandon it, b) cut the stem to the ground now and when it appears again in the spring or c) have we not got what we thought we had!?
Any help/suggestions gratefully received. PS I know there is already some info on this site but it does not quite answer our question.
- 30 Sep, 2008
grow your own