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CardoonsSow two or three Cardoons seeds together in clumps 1 foot apart, in trenches prepared as for Celery, in April or May.

When 6 inch high pull up the superfluous plants, leaving the strongest one in each case. When they have attained the height of 1.5 foot, tie the leaves lightly to a stake and earth-up the stem.

Keep them well supplied with water, adding a little guano. They will be ready for use in September. Another sowing may be made in June for a spring crop.