I have the Globe variety of artichokes. What would cause the lower leaves to pull away from the artichoke?


It means your artichoke is about to bloom! Artichokes are related to thistles. If you don't harvest the "bud" (the part that we eat), the bud will open into a beautiful purple flower that looks like a thistle flower.

Updated on May 17, 2018

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How to Grow Globe Artichokes
By Caren White