Friday, June 17, 2011
Oftentimes the Violetto will die back mid season and then produce new growth. I had a large Emerald and a large Violetto die back this year. It was due to transplanting shock. Notice the tiny artichoke globe and new sage leaf growing on the Violetto stump? Also see the new growth emerging from the Emerald. This is actually a sign of a healthy artichoke plant. Thick sage colored leaves are produced from mature second season plants and are stronger than first season plants that have green wide thin leaves.
See more about how to grow an artichoke plant at: www.sweetheartartichokes.com