Artichoke deer resistant?

organic_dcoxFebruary 18, 2010

I am looking for edible perrenials to plant outside of my fenced in garden area, globe artichoke seems like a good option as they take up large amounts of space inside my fence and require semi permenant beds. Anyone have experience with deer and artichoke.

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nycynthias(Z6 NY)

I haven't grown them for years, but I will say that the deer left mine alone. Chipmunks occasionally munched on them though, and they were slug magnets.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2010 at 1:11PM
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promethean_spark

I found that the plants are generally dormant when deer are at their most voracious (late summer), so deer were not a problem. However gophers will go bonkers for artichokes so they will require underground cages.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2010 at 5:54PM
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