How to Grow Globe Artichokes

Mature globe artichokes growing in a garden.

Artichokes are a not popular garden crop in most areas, they are , as the expression goes “an acquired taste”. If you have at least 100 frost-free days in your area you can grow artichoke. The artichoke is generally grown as a perennial, but can also be grown as an annual. I have been growing … Read more

6 Health Benefits of Eating Artichokes

Five fresh artichokes laying on a white table.

Artichokes are a largely overlooked vegetable. Eaten by few and grown by even less they are a tasty deviation from the standard blase fare. They can be eaten raw, steamed, baked, broiled, and boiled as well as mixed into many other dishes and salads. Artichoke can be an appetizer or an entree and they have … Read more

Artichoke Pest and Disease Problems

Harvested artichoke with a snail crawling across it.

Grey Mold Also known as Botrytis rot (Botrytis cinerea). The fungus that causes gray mold invades the plant and flower bracts that have been damaged by slugs ,frost, insects, or other factors. Infected plants turn brown on the outside. On the inner surface is the characteristic gray growth. The fungus survives on decaying organic matter. … Read more