I live in the Mojave desert in California (I don't know what zone it is). My
question is, since the area I live in freezes in the winter, can I grow
artichokes here? Will they make it through the winter or will they die on
Mojave Desert USDA zone 8, Sunset Zone 11
I'm in Kern County (valley; USDA zone 9; Sunset Zone 9ish) and we can grow
UC Davis's Master Gardener book is awesome. A lot of it is available online
Here's some info for artichokes; scroll down to home garden
Here's a site that you'll find very useful for all your gardening needs
www.sunset.com is another helpful site
I've grown artichokes in the UK, and they have had frosts and snow
during winter. They survived fine - they look a bit droopy and sad in
the cold weather, but they come back to life OK when things warm up.
I think as long as the cold weather isn't really severe, and really
prolonged, they will be OK.
Where in the Mojave Desert do you live? the weather is different every
ten feet or so, , , A friend of mine grew great atichokes in his
garden on a slope facing north. The nights here are in the 50's and
the days right now are at or below 100 degrees,
(mid to high 90's) We live in Ridgecrest. ca.
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