Learn how to grow artichoke jerusalem plants successfully with this in-depth guide. Find out the sun requirements, spacing, planting, feeding, and when to harvest.

Soil

What soil is good for Artichoke Jerusalem?

Rich, well draining soil full of organic matter such as compost and well rotted manure.

Position

How much sun does Artichoke Jerusalem need?

Full Sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Artichoke Jerusalem frost tolerant?

Plants die back to the roots in winter.

Spacing

How much space does Artichoke Jerusalem need?

  Minimum 30-45cm apart

Planting

When should I plant Artichoke Jerusalem?

Plant out tubers in early spring. 

The depth of planting should be double the width of the tuber. 

Feeding

What do I feed Artichoke Jerusalem?

Not usually required if soil has been well prepared, however a light application of organic fertiliser throughout the season is fine. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Artichoke Jerusalem?

Harvest tubers from late autumn.

Pests

What pests does Artichoke Jerusalem get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Asparagus Beetle, Swift Moth

Diseases

What diseases does Artichoke Jerusalem get?

Sclerotinia

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Artichoke Jerusalem?

Think carefully about where you plant Jerusalem Artichoke as they can grow quite tall. They can be used to shade heat sensitive plants in summer, however keep them away from sun loving plants as they may shade them out.

Jerusalem Artichokes are generally pest and disease free. 

Troubleshooting

How do I troubleshoot my growing problems?

Can be invasive, cut the flowers to avoid reseeding. Makes for a pretty bouquet. 

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