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How To Grow Red Artichokes And Care At Home

Red artichoke is a familiar and beneficial plant. This plant can be used as both food and medicine. That’s why more and more people are looking for how to grow red artichoke at home. So how to plant and care for it, please refer to agrisearch.net in the following article.

The effect of red artichoke flower tea

Rich in antioxidants

Red artichoke tea contains many antioxidant compounds, which help the body fight the harmful effects of free radicals, prevent many diseases, especially cancers.

For example, when studied in mice, it was found that: red artichoke extract has the ability to increase the number of antioxidant enzymes, and at the same time reduce the harmful effects of free radicals on the body. to 92%.

However, more research is needed before concluding that antioxidants in red artichoke tea affect human health.

Red artichoke flower tea is a herbal tea that can be enjoyed either hot or cold
Red artichoke flower tea is a herbal tea that can be enjoyed either hot or cold

Helps stabilize blood sugar

Red artichoke tea can reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as some studies have shown. High blood pressure is a cause of heart failure.

Specifically, when 65 people with high blood pressure drank red artichoke tea and a placebo after 6 weeks, the study results showed that: the group who drank red artichoke tea had a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure compared to the placebo group. medicine.

Similarly, in the results of analysis from 5 studies in 2015 showed that red artichoke tea reduced systolic blood pressure (7.58 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (3.53 mmHg).

However, the use of red artichoke tea is not recommended for those who are taking drugs for high blood pressure (such as containing hydrochlorothiazide) because it will reduce the effect of the drug.

Reduce fat content in the blood

Red artichoke tea is effective in reducing blood cholesterol and neutral cholesterol in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The presence of cholesterol in the blood is one of the causes of heart disease.

With a study conducted on 60 people with diabetes when given red and black artichoke tea. Results after one month, people who drank red artichoke tea showed signs of increasing good HDL cholesterol, while reducing bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides as well as total cholesterol.

Also in another study, it was found that people with metabolic syndrome when given 100mg of red artichoke extract per day reduced total cholesterol and improved good HDL cholesterol in the body.

Red artichoke flower tea can reduce blood fat
Red artichoke flower tea can reduce blood fat

Preparing to plant red artichoke flowers

Planting tools

Take advantage of cement bags, pots, trays, foam boxes available in the house or empty land in the garden to grow red artichokes.

Note: The bottom of the tray is perforated for drainage.

Land for planting

  • Medium thermal soil conditions, 5-7% organic content, moisture retention and good drainage.
  • The suitable pH is 6 – 6.5.
  • Soil moisture in the dry season needs to be over 80%, however, if the soil moisture is too high and prolonged in the rainy season, it will easily cause seedling death.

You can buy ready-made soil or mix it with decaying cow manure, chicken manure, vermicompost, rice husk, coir, peat, organic humus…

Should be lined with lime and then dried for 7-10 days before planting to handle pathogens in the soil.

Paying attention to the issue of soil will help your plants grow better
Paying attention to the issue of soil will help your plants grow better

Planting red artichokes

Red artichokes are usually grown from seeds. Seeds can be found at your local seed store. When buying, pay attention to choose quality seeds, have a high germination rate, no preservatives.

– Before sowing, if the weather and soil is dry, you can soak in water for about 2-3 hours to show the seeds, helping to germinate better.

– Sow each hole straight from 2-3 seeds (each seed is 3 – 5cm apart).

– When the seedlings grow 20cm high, trim the bad ones, leaving only one good tree (leaving the tree with lobed leaves more productive) covered with 3cm thick loose soil.

After sowing, water with a light sprinkler.

Take care

In the dry season, water twice a day in the early morning and cool afternoon for red artichokes. When entering the rainy season, pay attention to drain the water to avoid waterlogged plants.

After planting about 15-20 days, fertilize the first phase with organic fertilizer, cow manure, goat manure, vermicompost… Every 20 days, apply 1 batch.

During the growing season, conduct plowing 2-3 times for the tree. Weed regularly to avoid the loss of nutrients by the weeds.

Take care of plants to avoid letting weeds eat nutrients
Take care of plants to avoid letting weeds eat nutrients

Harvest

After 45-50 days from the first flowering can be harvested. Should be picked in the sun to dry the calyx so that it can dry quickly, not wet, moldy and damaged red artichokes.

Should not be harvested when it rains because it will affect the quality of the fruit. The calyx will be black and do not meet the color requirements.

Do not harvest flowers in the rain because it will reduce the quality of the fruit
Do not harvest flowers in the rain because it will reduce the quality of the fruit

Above are some uses of red artichoke flowers and how to grow red artichoke. If you find it useful, please save it for further reference.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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