How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Watering artichokes

Artichokes require frequent irrigation during the active growing periods. Too little water, especially during the bud development period, results in poorly developed buds. Because artichokes are prone to root rots, avoid soil saturation, especially around the crown.

Drip or furrow irrigation on raised beds, instead of using sprinklers, will keep your soils well drained and protect against rot.

Row
Place a hose or drip tape between rows of plants

Furrow  irrigation
Furrow irrigation

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