A versatile crop that will grow in most conditions and provide cover up through until Christmas.
500kg/acre (1.25 tons/ha)
Long-term game cover (remains indefinitely, until dug up or sprayed off).
An easy crop to establish and requires little input once on its way.
March - early May
Deep cultivated and fine, as if preparing for potatoes.
Ideally planted in ridged rows approximately 36 inches (90cm) apart at a depth of 6 inches (15cm). Drill using a potato planter and do not over-consolidate.
(soil index 2)
N 110kg/ha; P 25kg/ha; K 80kg/ha. However, on most soils fertiliser should not be applied as artichokes are very vigorous.
Bugs & Beasts
No serious problems, but slugs can attack the newly-sown tubers.
Use a stale seedbed and if any weed growth re-appears, glyphosate can be applied just before emergence of the crop.
Plant Disease & After Management
It is important to keep the crop ridged up, which should be done every other year. The crop should not be allowed to become too dense and this can be achieved by thinning out individual rows. Mustard can be broadcast across the ridges to provide extra cover at flushing points.
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