Since the foliage is used to be eaten, letís use specific insecticides and anticryptogamics, far from the harvest period. Let's grow the The Cardoon in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.These plants don't like the cold weather during this time of year. If the minimum night-time temperatures are very harsh it is best to cover the The Cardoon with non-woven fabric.
During the spring months letís fertilize our plants periodically, every 15-20 days, using a fertilizer rich in nitrogen. When desired, it is also possible to use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil every 3-4 months.
The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. These plants are perennial herbs. This plant in the summer assumes a purple colouring; it is large in size and can reach 2 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
We suggest watering the The Cardoon every 2-3 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. Medicinal plants can be used fresh or dehydrated; if we want to harvest them to put them aside dehydrated, letís get information regarding the balsamic period of the plant we have chosen, rather when the plant has a higher quantity of active principles.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Letís prefer dissolved soils, with an excellent drainage.
Cultivate - Cardoon
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
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