Artichokes from seeds. . . anyone ever?
I posted this on the veg forum before I realized there was one for NO. gardners.
I bought some Art seeds on line last spring, but never planted them. I read they will bolt in hot weather. So I thought about putting them in a 5 gallon bucket so I could move them to the shade if they got too hot.
Here's my ?'s. . .
#1 Our summers rarely get over 100, is that cool enough?
#2 Is our season long enough to grow them?
#3 Should I direct sow or start indoors?
#4 Are last years seeds still viable?
I was going to soak some and stick em in some soil just to see if they are viable, but I only got 5 seeds and they were pretty spendy so I don't want to waste them if they need to be direct sown.