Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Artichoke Update

Well, the artichokes have at least established themselves this time. We'll see if we can keep them alive through the summer but at least they are past the seedling stage.

OK, all but this one. It was plucked early on by one of the boys. Julia stuck it back in the ground but it may have been out of the dirt for too long to fully recover. It's been limping along like this for months now.

The surprising thing is that this one was thinned from the most vigorous plant and planted with no preparation other than pressing my finger into the mud as deep as it would go, trying to cram the longer-than-that tap root in there and then pressing the clay soil around it. Now it's probably the third or fourth strongest plant out of seven total. It will be interesting to see how it fares over the summer too.

Artichokes - 3rd Time's a Charm?

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