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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

cardon

ROTATION

Cardoon is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Sow the seeds in place in May during a waxing crescent moon.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

The cardoon appreciates planting near broad beans and lettuce.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Rotting due to excessive humidity.

ADVICE

Practise "blanching" of cardoons some time before harvesting.