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    w33blegurl is offline Rooter
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    Hi all. My JA tubers have just arrived but not having grown then b4 I don't know how soon they can go in the ground (assuming it ever thaws out of course!!). Do I need to chit them like a potato or just sling them in as is? Thanks!
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    As the RHS guide indicates, plant from March onwards - Last season I even planted as late as June, in two large tubs (one tuber in each) and still had a reasonable harvest by December.

    Here is a useful link : http://www.eattheseasons.co.uk/Artic..._artichoke.php

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    When to plant them? Never...ever..they take over the world.....i keep finding them in all parts of my garden and land ...having said that have you seen the price of them in the supermarkets etc? Real money they want for what is basically a weed...................so be careful where you put them ...in pots is a good idea but they grow so tall (pretty flowers tho)and they make you f**t.
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    You can plant these anytime of the year. They are as tough as old boots. They sit out in perfect condition through any weather, and will spring into growth as soon as the ground warms. The tubers are almost impossible to kill with cold weather in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardiniere View Post
    When to plant them? Never...ever..
    ^ This .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardiniere View Post
    When to plant them? Never...ever..they take over the world.....i keep finding them in all parts of my garden and land ...having said that have you seen the price of them in the supermarkets etc? Real money they want for what is basically a weed...................so be careful where you put them ...in pots is a good idea but they grow so tall (pretty flowers tho)and they make you f**t.
    amen to that don't plant them at all,still trying to get rid after 4 years.
    besides they taste like snot if you mash them,taste like dried snot if you roast them and as a final insult give you so much gas you can move round the allotment like a hovercraft
    don't be afraid to innovate and try new things
    remember.........only the dead fish go with the flow

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    I love JA's but this year I only got enough for one meal from my plants not sure what happened to them.

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