Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Compost Heaps
by yolos Today at 12:20 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:39 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 12:49 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Happy Autumn Equinox
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:24 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:44 am

» Hello from NE OHIO
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:43 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:25 am

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 9/21/2017, 9:27 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:59 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:56 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 1:41 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie 9/21/2017, 6:28 am

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 3:28 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 7:12 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 9/20/2017, 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan 9/20/2017, 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 9/20/2017, 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  Blackrose on 1/10/2011, 1:50 pm

A little birdie mentioned to me the other day that it may be possible for me to grow artichokes here in zone 5a. My little ears perked up at that thought! I love artichokes and it would be really neat to grow them myself. Needless to say I have been doing some research ever since. I came across this article from Bonnie Plants that has some great information on growing artichokes in general, but also has some tips on growing them in Zone 5. I hope it's helpful to other gardeners in my zone.

http://www.bonnieplants.com/LearnGrowLibrary/HowtoGrowBonnieVarieties/tabid/128/ID/212/How-to-Grow-Artichoke.aspx
avatar
Blackrose

Female Posts : 710
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 44
Location : Aurora, Ontario, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/10/2011, 1:58 pm

Wow, their technique for overwintering in colder climates sounds doable. Fortunately, I am in a much warmer zone, so artichokes tend to grow as perrenials here.

Hope you try them.
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  Blackrose on 1/10/2011, 2:02 pm

Furbalsmom wrote:Wow, their technique for overwintering in colder climates sounds doable. Fortunately, I am in a much warmer zone, so artichokes tend to grow as perrenials here.

Hope you try them.

That's what made me post the link. The way they explain how to overwinter them really got me thinking and I just had to share. Smile

I'm definitely going to try them. Just waiting for some seeds! cheers
avatar
Blackrose

Female Posts : 710
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 44
Location : Aurora, Ontario, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  middlemamma on 1/10/2011, 5:58 pm

Do not let me forget to send you seeds. Stay on me. I have an insane week this week with boy scouts and girl scouts so if I don't tell you I sent them by week end you HAVE to help me remember.

Jen
avatar
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  Blackrose on 1/10/2011, 7:56 pm

middlemamma wrote:Do not let me forget to send you seeds. Stay on me. I have an insane week this week with boy scouts and girl scouts so if I don't tell you I sent them by week end you HAVE to help me remember.

Jen

I will have the silly me ready and waiting. Laughing

Thanks Jen!
avatar
Blackrose

Female Posts : 710
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 44
Location : Aurora, Ontario, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  camprn on 1/11/2011, 2:50 pm

I have Gilbertie seed to trade for artichoke seed. Wink
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Growing Artichokes in Zone 5a

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum