One of the few perennial vegetables is the artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus). This lovely plant is silvery green and works well in vegetable gardens and ornamental beds.
The artichoke’s unopened flower is its edible portion. But don’t be too sad if you miss the harvest of an unopened flower; the flowers are just as lovely as the plants! Let’s go over the five best artichoke companion plants and explain further
– Sweet Alyssum – Yarrow – Thyme – Marigolds – Yarrow
– Lettuce – Radish – Onions – Strawberries – Chives – Lavender
Artichokes grow best from transplants that are planted after all threat of frost has passed. Compared to using seeds, you’ll get your harvest earlier.
Growing From Seed Seeds can also be used to start artichokes. Seeds should be planted at least 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date, and in more northern climates, 10 to 12 weeks.
Aphids, thrips, and the artichoke plume moth are the primary pests that affect artichokes. Plant some flowers between your artichoke plants to draw insects that will consume the aphids.