I'm currently growing some Artichoke, as an annual. I'm going to try them and see if they will produce anything in my region. They seem to be a fairly trouble free plant so far. I'm reading that they need to experience 10 days of 10 degree celsius weather, in order to make them think that they have gone through a winter, and then they will produce artichokes.
That weather is not hard to do in my area for 10 days. Problem is I will not see 10 celsius in the evening for about a month. During the day I will. Evening temp will fall to near ) celsius. My artichokes are growing well, so far, from the pictures below.
Can I use the Fridge to expose them to a near 10 degree celsius environment? For 10 Days.... or will this completely kill them. I can get the basement down to about 10 celsius, by turning off all heat for a 10 days.
Or do I even need to place them in this climate? I do have a short growing season. It starts roughly mid May and ends Mid September.
Thanks in advance!