Author Archives: ThePlantLady

About ThePlantLady is a library of gardening information compiled from many resources, including written texts, online databases, current research, and first-hand experience from farmers and gardeners. It includes growing requirements specific to each plant, as well as varietal information. My background in microbiology and chemistry allows me to tap into the scientific research being done today and digest it for the use of the home gardener or small farmer.

How to Grow Artichokes

Artichokes are relatively easy to grow. The only challenge to growing them is the space they require, since they are a large plant, and they need this space permanently, as they are a perennial and keep coming back, year after year. Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description GV: enormous, thistle-like plant, very decorative. Mature plant […]

Violetto di Chiogga Artichoke

Details Heirloom Color: purple Maturity: 85 days Size: ? Taste: exceptional flavor Disease Resistance: ? Notes: GV & TKG recommended variety fewer prickles than other artichokes extremely decorative plant; good addition to an edible landscaping plan Sources: (where to buy) Cherry Gal Results from My Garden: Haven’t tried growing these yet