Cardoon roots

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  1. Loofah

    Loofah Well used member

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    Mainly for Zigster as he sent me the seed but - does the cardoon have a deep tap root? Just wondering the best way to start them off now its getting to sowing time :)
     
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    I think I started mine off in pots, not sure about the tap root, but they do grow back from the roots each spring.
     
  3. Kristen

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    I started mine off from seed last year, pricked out into 9cm pots and planted out mid May, They grow quite quickly, so I would not be tempted to use a small module or similar.
     
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    Might try them in bog rolls then... ta chaps!
     
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