Artichokes - Gamecover
Artichokes are an excellent permanent cover for awkward areas such as hillsides, shady areas, heavy soils and where annual spring cultivation is a problem. Artichokes are sown as tubers (like potatoes) and therefore will need to be planted in ridges, and ideally maintained every year. Growing up to 2 metres, they make a dense cover, which has a tendency to lodge in December, so if the ridges are not maintained you lose your cover.
Sowing rate is 1240kg/ha (500kg/acre).Price: £13.75