Re: [gardeners] Artichokes

George Shirley (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 19:30:49

At 05:55 PM 1/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>At 09:42 AM 1/17/98 +0000, you wrote:
>> <> wrote:
>>> Either that, or I am trying to talk myself into thinking
>>> that a soil pH of 7.8 is really not so horrible if I end up moving
>>> here to live year round!
>>> Suggestions, admonitions, warnings, and advice appreciated.
>>Don't move there.
>>I'd give them a whirl.  They grow artichokes in Arizona (see Deborah 
>>Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone) so they should have some 
>>heat tolerant varieties.  I know there is one that is grown in S. 
>>Louisiana called "Creole".  My guess is that her problem is going to 
>>be winter temperatures.  Below 20F and they begin to die off.
>Are you familiar with Rob Witherspoon from rec.gardens? His father grows
>artichokes somewhere up here near me. If he can do it up here, then surely
>you could do it down there. 
>Kay, are you out there? I sent you an email but it's come back as
>Southeastern Ontario AgCan zone 5b
All of Kay's mail appears to be bouncing at the moment. Steve just set them
up on an ISDN line and I think their server is still having problems with it.