Artichoke Plants

What Is Eating the Tuber to My Artichoke Plants


wnydave added on November 30, 2011 | Answered

I was digging up some artichoke plants to try to over winter them inside and found that the main tuber below ground was half eaten away when I pulled them up.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on December 4, 2011

There are a wide variety of pests it could be. In almost all cases, it is either a rodent or the larva of an insect. Rodents will leave teeth marks, while larva leave burrow like indentations.

If you suspect larva, treating the soil with a pesticide should take care of the problem.

With rodents, this article may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm

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