All About Artichokes: Tips and Tricks!


Let’s talk about artichokes! 

Artichokes are one of those plants that take a while to grow, but it’s totally worth it. Once artichokes are fully grown, they are massive! So, you’ll notice that we’ve labeled them as needing lots of space to grow!! Artichokes will eventually need about a 4 foot radius spacing, but don’t worry! If you don’t have a ton of space, you can still grow amazing, delicious artichokes!

Here’s what you do: plant your artichokes in the space that you have available, and plant them next to lettuce or kale! Lettuce and kale are the perfect neighbors for your artichoke because they will grow and be harvested before the artichokes, leaving that space empty for your artichoke to thrive! If you plant your artichoke now, your fully-grown, beautiful, and amazing artichoke plant will be ready to harvest by February/March!

Tending for the artichokes over the winter season is pretty simple. So long as they avoid frost, they should be ready to burst into amazing production come early spring— giving you some really amazing homegrown deliciousness! 

Making room for some of your larger veggies doesn’t have to take a ton of time or money! Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of strategy, and that’s where we come in! Leaf’d Box wants to make sure that you can cultivate homegrown deliciousness without breaking the bank, or sacrificing your sanity! We are here to help you (and your garden) flourish, and that’s why we walk with you every step of the way.