Artichoke, secrets for its cultivation!
Artichoke is a perennial vegetable with a special taste that we can use in many ways in our kitchen.
It grows in the shape of a bush and can be cultivated in the garden and in a pot on our balcony. The plant reaches a height of 1.5 meters, in the summer its stem dries up and falls into a state of dormancy until the first rains of autumn, when it grows back and gives new offshoots . It needs sandy loam, fertile soils with good drainage as well as moderate temperatures of 15-20°C to develop tender flower heads.
The artichoke is not at all resistant to frost and must be planted in places protected from severe cold. At very low temperatures the flower heads of the artichoke freeze and turn black, while at very high temperatures they harden abruptly and are unsuitable for consumption. Artichoke is planted in autumn. In the spring season, we water the plant 2-3 times a week, while in the summer season, we stop watering.