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Post  GWN on 3/21/2012, 6:18 pm

My big challenge this year was to overwinter artichokes in zone 5.
Every where official I looked said it could not be done, but I found several other places that people described it.
So I cut the plants down in the fall, covered with cardboard, then straw, then a metal bent over them and a tarp on top of that.

A few weeks ago, I decided to cut any of my potential losses (I have spent the whole winter fretting over these plants), and dug them up to see if they had survived.

I put them all in mels mix in a nice semi warm greenhouse in big pots.


two of them clearly seem to have survived, the others I am not so sure. The top part of the plants are mushy, but the roots seemed fine. I am guessing that they froze, but I have them in pots waiting to see if they are really dead.
Anyone care to help me out here?? SHould I pronounce them dead?? So I can get on with life Sad Sad I JUST NEED CLOSURE Smile
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Post  llama momma on 3/21/2012, 6:50 pm

Do you have an agriculture college nearby? Ask a master gardener? A garden nursery? Maybe you will just have to google, Growing Artichokes.
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Post  GWN on 3/21/2012, 9:52 pm

I have googled it many times, in fact, that is how I found this site.
I DID go back to goggling today, and did not find much.
That is the trouble when you do something different, hard to find much info on it.
I think I will just have to wait to see if something happens.
When I was in Oregon, I dug up several older plants and divided them and potted them and had them all in my hoop house for the winter, and I had about 20 little artichoke plants from root division.
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Post  llama momma on 3/22/2012, 5:25 am

http://www.sweetheartartichokes.com/care02.htm

You didn't say what variety you are growing but this site had pictures of good and bad artichokes and what to do about it plus at the bottom of the article gave an email address for personal questions. Good luck!
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