E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image At the Allotment - January

At the Allotment - January


Cardoon or Globe Artichoke.

I think this is more likely a Globe Artichoke, both plants are the same family and are very similar but the Cardoon is grown for flowers, the Artichoke is grow for the flower buds.

In the background are two rows of barn cloches. The glass is held in place by sprung wires. The glass will be cleaned to remove all traces of mildew before they are used to protect precious seedlings.

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This series of pictures was taken at local Allotments. This is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful to the tenants for letting me wander around with my camera.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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At the Allotment - January


Cardoon or Globe Artichoke.

I think this is more likely a Globe Artichoke, both plants are the same family and are very similar but the Cardoon is grown for flowers, the Artichoke is grow for the flower buds.

In the background are two rows of barn cloches. The glass is held in place by sprung wires. The glass will be cleaned to remove all traces of mildew before they are used to protect precious seedlings.

.....

This series of pictures was taken at local Allotments. This is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful to the tenants for letting me wander around with my camera.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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The series can be seen by taking the last number from the url and hitting return.

For example -> http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/At_the_Allotment_-_January_/1/ is the first picture.

The whole series will be seen here -> http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/At_the_Allotment_-_January_/
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comments (12)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2009, 01:21
Now I know why I don't eat Artichoke.lol
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2009, 01:38
Crystal clear and sharp as a pin shot didnt help with my recognition of what it is.

Tony
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 01:47
Allotments have always intrigued me, Ellie. The first time I ever heard of them was when my MIL had one in her condo retirement village in Denver, CO. Then we saw them again in Hannover, Germany. Very fascinating and a practical win-win situation for all, it seems.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 02:50
This thing looks quite lonely all by itself. I guess that's because it is January and nobody is growing much?
Thank you for this lovely photo.
Knowing nothing about globe artichokes, I have just bought some to try - the seller told me how to cook them. And now you show me how they are grown.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Jan 2009, 08:15
I can't help you with an identification smile but it seams to be a warmer climate there.
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 26 Jan 2009, 08:22
I can only look on enviously at this, Ellie. Any attempts that I have made in the past to grow things has been pathetique.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2009, 08:46
I know nothing about growing vegetables but this does not look healthy to me with the drooping leaves. Hit by the cold temperatures over the first part of the month, I wonder?
I am amazed to see that they are growing at this time of the year!
Fine shot Ellie.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2009, 13:32
I dont think I have eaten artichoke Ellie.smile
I'm sure my dad grew artichokes on his allotment when I was a boy but I can't remember ever tasting them. Very bushy plant aren't they.
These are amazing things Ellie: nice shot

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