Artichokes are very easy vegetables to grow and care for; in fact, it is so much so that from here I encourage all those who have children to encourage them to cultivate them. Both adults and children are sure to enjoy and learn a lot by watching the seedlings grow and how, in a matter of a few weeks, they are mature enough to be harvested.
But if what you want is to advance the process a little, what you can do is buy seedlings, for example in the local market or in a nursery, in summer-autumn. Once you have them, what you are going to read next will be very useful. Discover how to plant artichokes 🙂.
Prepare the ground
The first thing to do is prepare the ground, removing the growing grasses and stones. For this you can use a hoe if it is rather small, or a rototiller if it is large. In addition, it is also highly recommended to take advantage of it to break up the most superficial layer of the soil; since this way we will be able to aerate it and the artichokes will grow better.
Then, a layer of, for example, chicken manure will be added (if it can be found fresh, it should be left to dry in the sun for a week), and it will be mixed with the soil. Once done, rows about 10cm deep will be dug, leaving a distance between them of 40-45cm.
Plant the artichokes
Now that we have the ground prepared, it is time to plant the artichokes. For it, you have to follow the next step by step:
- First, a small plant will be carefully picked and introduced into the planting row, ensuring that the edge of the soil is 0,5-1cm above the surface of the soil pan / root ball.
- Second, it is filled with soil.
- Third, the missing plants are planted, leaving a distance between them of about 30cm.
- Fourth and last, the row is finished filling, and the irrigation system is started.
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