Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)
The cardoon is a perennial garden vegetable which is generally cultivated as an annual
It is from the compositae family like the artichoke
ROTATIONCardoon is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow the seeds in place in May during a waxing crescent moon.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThe cardoon appreciates planting near broad beans and lettuce.
DISEASES AND PARASITESRotting due to excessive humidity.
ADVICEPractise "blanching" of cardoons some time before harvesting.