Artichoke Seeds

An attractive, thistle like plant, which can grace a flower border as well as a vegetable plot, growing to 1.5-2m tall. The flower buds are harvested before they flower. Sow into pots or trays in the greenhouse in February to March at 18c, or outside from March to April in free draining soil once it has warmed up. Plant out 1m (39") apart the following spring, adding plenty of well-rotted manure to the planting site.