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Green Globe artichoke

Raifu
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We got a Green Globe artichoke plant from Walmart in the spring, and transplanted it in an area with black plastic and western shade. Here's a picture of it on 22 July 2019. Yesterday, it had a lot more artichoke heads showing. Yes, there are watermelons next to it, and I don't regret the decision.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Re: Green Globe artichoke

Raifu
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Our plant began to bloom by 26 Aug 2019:





Artichokes could be grown for ornamental purposes!
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Re: Green Globe artichoke

Raifu
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Pictures from a later day:




The pollinators seem to enjoy the giant artichoke flowers.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Re: Green Globe artichoke

Raifu
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So, last year, we didn't harvest any heads. I let them all go to seed to save seeds. I'm sure I would have eaten some, but I had a lot of other stuff to think about, and I was fatigued. Plus, I liked looking at the flowers a lot. They're pretty cool.

Anyway, so, I let it overwinter, and it's growing back! In Idaho! Yes, it was a mild winter. I get another chance to eat them! See the pictures:


Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Here's the plant, so far, this year. It's getting big!

Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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It has artichokes already! (As of one to three days ago, at least.) That's about two months ahead of last year. There are more unpictured artichokes.

Green Globe artichokes in May in SW Idaho. 2nd-year plant. Dried artichoke flowers from the year before may be seen.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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