Answer: Plant your artichokes 4-6 feet apart in a sunny location. After growth starts, water thoroughly once a week, wetting the entire root system. In your hot summer area, try to provide late afternoon shade, either shadows cast from a tree, or from a fence, or even from a frame you've erected and covered with shade cloth. You can expect to harvest chokes in late August or early September, just before the buds open into purple thistle-like flowers.
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