Globe artichokes – care

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    al
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    Hi everyone I have read that you are supposed to cut globe artichokes down to just above ground level and perhaps mulch with some straw to protect them from frost but the leaves on mine still looks so healthy that it seems rather unkind to do this or am I storing up risk of Frost damage? They are just at the end of their first season by the way thanks for opinions and advice
    Alastair

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    Andy
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    Hi Al, I posted almost the same question to Charles a few years back.I’ve had the globe artichokes for about 5 seasons and although I fussed and worried over them at first,thinking they were tender plants, all I do now is mulch them once a year. At present there is approximately 18 inch (450mm for you young uns)of healthy top growth on them.

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    al
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    Thanks Andy that was my feeling the leaf quality has actually improved as the autumn has progressed

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