Gloobe Artichoke/Perennial Veg

Hi

 

We have a raised bed in partial shade under a fence, roughly west facing. Currently half of it is collonised by elderly strawberries and I've used the other half for greens. The previous owners just dumped compost on top of the existing clay soil. I'm looking into redoing it for perennial veg of some kind.

Does anyone have any experience in growing globe artichoke? Would this spot get enough sunlight for them? Has anyone grown sea beet, wild rocket as a perennial or good king henry, or other perennial veg?

 

Thanks,

 

Bookmonster

 

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Hello bookmonster (great nameimage) Does it get any sun from the South? If it gets a fair bit of sun, you could try Asparagus; it needs good draining soil and shelter from strong winds. A Globe Artichoke will take up about 2m in height and width, but is well worth it. Again it needs a fair bit if sun as it is a Mediterranean veg. They were grown commercially, I believe, by the Romans in Britain but I think the climate may have been warmer then. Are you in the North or the South?

  • Thanks! We're in the north. It just gets sun from the west, and not a great deal of that, so may be best off sticking with leaves
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