Cardoons and Aubergines

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  1. Vince

    Vince Not so well known for it.

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    Any advice guys? Carol bought some and I've never grown them before! :noidea:
     
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    I grow Aubergines in big pots like tomatoes in the greenhouse, but be careful to keep moist as they are prone to Spider mite..

    Cardoons I have not grown but friend had some in their garden last year, about 7' tall.. You can I believe eat the stalks on them.. A victorian delicacy.. Beautiful sculptural plants.. I grow Artichokes which you eat the fruit not the stems.. They are the same family though..
     
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      I grow Cardoons for Ornamental only - massive plants, architecturally impressive.

      I grow Globe Artichokes for eating instead of Cardoons (same family ...). Worth seeking out the more culinary ones, as most available in garden centres are just Green Globe which are "OK" but often grown from seed and a bit Heinz-57. The better culinary ones are hard to fine in Blighty though - easier in France :)
       
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      Aubergines are a whitefly magnet
       
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