artichoke globes prematurely opening - Knowledgebase Question

Riverside, Ca
Question by bmurko
June 26, 2010
The outer leaves are opening up on my artichoke globes as soon as they start to grow. Am i overwatering or underwatering? Some of them open before they are even 2

Answer from NGA
June 26, 2010


Young plants exhibit the behavior you're describing and there's not much you can do other than to be patient with your plant. As the root system matures and the plants develop more leaves, there will be fewer artichokes but each will grow larger in size. I know it's disappointing to have them open prematurely but there's really no way to keep this from happening. Wish I had something more to share with you!

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