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Reader seeking cardoon seeds

Postby CG admin » Sep 29, 2008 1:00 pm

I am posting this on behalf of a reader.

I would like to put some cardoons in the garden next year I believe they are
an annual in the herb family, but look like huge thistles (a favourite of
mine) Do you need to start them from seed? when ? and where would i be ableto get the seed from? i live in burlington, ontario. Thank you.

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Re: Reader seeking cardoon seeds

Postby peter2008 » Oct 18, 2008 2:32 am

Cardoons are gourmet winter vegetables that can continue growing into the spring . However, they are better eaten young and tender, similar to artichokes. Sow your cardoon seeds about ¼ inch deep and ¼ inch apart in a lightly moistened soil-less growing mix. Use a good-quality starting mix.
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Re: Reader seeking cardoon seeds

Postby green thumb guy » Oct 18, 2008 8:23 am

I thought i came across them in the Thompson and Morgan seed catalogue. They may even be available in their store seed displays.

The other place to consider checking would be Dominion /seed house.

Iwould wait until spring to look for them. i don't think there would be much luck right now.

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