Monday, March 22, 2010

What the heck happened to our Artichoke???

We have been growing this artichoke for almost a year and it has grown tremendously in that time. Recently in the last two days the plant looked like it was in need of some serious water during the heat of the day. We didn't think much of it because it would always perk right up in the evening. Well two days ago it never perked back up. I did a little research and learned about all different kinds of rots and diseases. I went down to check under the leaves and this is what happened. The roots were non-existent, all that was left in its place was a dark hole! You can see all the critters on the stalks; pill bugs and slugs! (the first I have ever seen here.) Any advice on possible perpetrators of this act are welcome!

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