I grow plants mainly for cutting for arranging, not eating. Cardoons (Cynara cardunculus) and Artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are great for flower arranging on a…
Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in early autumn. Plant at a depth of approximately 5cm. Fairly difficult to grow. A rich soil will mean better production. Cut the plump flower buds from the plants in spring and summer; the part eaten is the flower head before the flowers appear.
Plant suckers about 1 m apart in early spring.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Slugs and snails, grey mould. Watch for septoria leaf spot.