Companion Planting Artichokes

companion planting artichokes

There are of course two types of Artichokes, Jerusalem and Globe. In this post I will cover both types. Companion planting Artichokes is mainly about sheltering other plants, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Jerusalem Artichokes

The tubers for Jerusalem Artichokes look similar to root ginger or turmeric, and the flowers look a bit like sunflowers. A word of warning, don’t grow Jerusalem Artichokes unless you want to grow them every year. They will grow from the smallest piece of tuber left in the soil.

What Are Jerusalem Artichokes?

Not a true artichoke at all but a member of the daisy family, Jerusalem Artichokes are an easy to grow plant growing to about 6 foot in height. If you wish to know more about growing Jerusalem Artichokes click here.

Companion Planting Artichokes

Plants That Benefit By Being Grown Near Jerusalem Artichokes

Any plant that needs to be shaded or sheltered from the wind will benefit by being grown with Jerusalem Artichokes, including:-

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Broccolli
  • Cauliflower

Plants That Are Beneficial To Jerusalem Artichokes

Plants that impart nitrogen to the soil will all assist Jerusalem Artichokes by companion planting. So:-

  • Runner Beans
  • Dwarf Beans
  • Peanuts

Although this is a long term solution as the nitrogen is not fixed into the soil until after the beans have finished and the plant dies back.

Bad Companions

Potatoes and Tomatoes will have their growth inhibited if grown too close to Jerusalem Artichokes.

Companion Planting Artichokes

Globe Artichokes

These plants are very large and so they take up a lot of space in the vegetable garden. The part of the Globe Artichoke that is eaten is the flower. They will grow in any well drained, fertile soil, and spread well.

Good Companions For Globe Artichokes

Due to the fact that both plants need plenty of water, Cucumbers do well when grown near Globe Artichokes. Other plants that thrive with Artichokes include:-

  • Swedes
  • Broccolli
  • Radishes
  • Sweet Corn

Bad Companions For Globe Artichokes

There doesn’t seem to be any plants that are detrimential to Globe Artichokes at all. I wouldn’t grow any plants that need full sun too close due to the size and spread of the Artichoke plant.

 

 

 

 

 

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