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getting1
My artichokes are wanting to be able uncovered here in KS. I have found that you can overwinter them if you just keep track of hard freezes in your area. This year we've had a mild winter so the artichokes are coming up earlier. If we end up with any more hard freezes, I just recover them.

I started them from seeds, years ago. You start them around the beginning of Feburary and put them in a small plastic bag, along with lightly moisten peat moss, in the fridge for six weeks. Then you plant them. You can either start them indoors or plant directly in the garden. The same would go for the seedlings as for the up and coming shoots, cover them up if there's a hard freeze coming.

In the fall, I cut the leaves off, with hedge clippers, to where they are a few inches tall. Then I cover the up with raked tree leaves and wait until the warmer weather.
   
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Mary Wise,

Do you have any outdoor wall space. That is all it takes to go fresh herbs and smaller greens. Plant them in a plastic shoe holder that has pockets. You may want to punch a few small holes in rash on so that excess water will drain out and not mold.

Fill each pocket with potting soil and plant your herbs. Make sure to have it hang in a sunny area. Lightly fertilize according to package directions. Trim when they are ready for harvest. Enjoy.
   
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David Thorne Landscape Architect

Great advice!

   
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