Splitting artichokes

Susan Northcote asked 15 years ago

I have a well-established artichoke (globe) bed which I am in the process of tidying up. They need splitting and thinning which I have never done before. Is it OK to spilt them at this time of year and what is the best and easiest way to do this? Sharp spade or something more subtle?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Globe artichoke makes a big broad clump of leaves. The easiest way to split them is to dig out a chunk on one side  and then cut slices of the round, as you would cut a cake. Use a spade and do it in autumn.