If you want to experiment, try mulching the plants with *lots*
of leaves, straw or whatever you have. Make it good and deep to
protect the roots. Then pray for deep snow that lasts all winter.
Let us know how you do. I was going to dig up my arti***roots
before the ground froze, but we got that unexpected deep snow
before I finished cleaning the garden out. I'm *really* hoping
that the '***roots will survive winter and grow again next
year. (Artichokes are one of my "food groups." Garlic is another
If you have to start over again, get some seeds and start them
in January. '***plants take a long time to grow, so give them
a huge head-start on the season, if you can. Artichokes and
tomatoes are the two veggies that are worth all of the bother of
setting up grow lights in the middle of the winter.
Check the Pinetree Seeds catalog -- I think they sell the
'***seeds that do good in our shorter growing seasons.
Jan, in Alaska
USDA Zone 3 or 4, depending on who you ask
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