Artichokes-post your updates
As you can tell I am super excited about growing artichokes this year. I thought I would start a thread where we can post our progress, pictures, and updates. Here is where I'm at:
Seeded Imperial Star on January 22
Started hardening off on March 6th
Planned plant out April 1 or earlier if I feel the weather is going to hold out.
My plants are huge. I had to start putting my seedlings on a rotation schedule because my artichokes are taking up so much space. I currently have nine plants. I am sure I won't plant them all but want to have back ups in case some don't make it.
I was wondering if my hardening off period counts toward vernalization? I am setting them out in 40-50 degree temps for hardening. Today they spent 2 hours in filtered sun. They did great!
Here is a pic of them outside...