Members of Cynara are half hardy perennials that are normally grown as half hardy annuals in the garden.
These prickly plants have thistle like flowers that may reach up to 2 metres in height.
Common names for members of Cynara include Globe, Wild Artichoke, and Cardoon.
They make a great addition to a culinary garden, and the artichoke fruits should be harvested whilst still closed and green in colour.
Cynara cardunculus by .Annna.
Globe Artichoke by Anemoneprojectors.
If you plan to grow artichokes outside, then seeds should be planted at a depth of about 3mm in a rich, moist soil.
The Cardoons/Artichokes should be sown after the last frost of spring into a sunny well drained area of the garden.
It may be better to first start Cynara seedlings indoors, so as to extend your growing season. They should be sown on the last day of winter (give or take a day or two) in an area with a temperature of about 10 degrees Celsius.
Wild artichoke seedlings should then be planted outdoors at a spacing of 5 cm before the last frost of spring.
The soil that Artichokes grow in should be kept moist by regular watering.
The Cuminum genus is a monotypic genus, having only one species, Cuminum cyminum or cumin.
Cuminum, or cumin, is popular in kitchen gardens for its aromatic seeds, but it's not typically used in decorative landscaping.
As there is only one species, Cuminum cyminum, or cumin, is the species grown by gardeners.
Yes, Cuminum cyminum or cumin is known for its strong, distinctive aroma.
Cuminum prefers a sunny location with well-drained soil. It's a good choice for a sunny kitchen garden.
Currently, Cuminum is not considered invasive in the USA.
Cuminum plants can be easily uprooted from the soil. Ensure all roots are removed to prevent regrowth.
The Cuminum genus, part of the Apiaceae family, is native to the eastern Mediterranean region to South Asia. The most known species, Cuminum cyminum, also known as cumin, is an annual herb recognized for its slender, branched stems and small, pink or white flowers that bloom in summer, followed by aromatic seeds.
To grow Cuminum, plant them in a sunny location with well-drained soil. They can be grown from seeds sown in spring. Regular watering is necessary, but they are relatively drought-tolerant once established. They are often used in herb gardens or vegetable gardens for their edible and aromatic seeds.