Re: [gardeners] Withering heat

Ron Hay (
Sat, 16 Sep 2000 08:33:45 -0700

Good morning, Penny,

Funny you should mention that. The artichokes we harvested last week had
many fewer leaves, but, unlike yours, was almost all heart. It may have
something to do with the length of the days at this time of year. Just a

It's always good to hear from you:)


penny x stamm wrote:

> Hi, Ron -- I too started with 2 artichoke plants, but my climate
> is obviously from Mars, or else the chokes cried for more sunshine,
> or we watered (at the base) too well, for we got to harvest only
> one artichoke from plant #1, and now, a month later, we have cut
> choke #1 from plant #2...  Yes, there are still 2 more chokes
> growing on plant #2.....
> The 1st one we ate last month looked and tasted exactly like the
> store-bought ones. No special flavor, but the shape was right.
> Last night's choke was weird:  there were only 1/3rd as many
> leaves, there was NO heart, and the actual veggie required double
> the pressure cooking time to make it edible.
> Any comments...?
> Penny, NY
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