I am growing a couple of artichokes. They had a tough summer with aphids and spider mites. Never did grow chokes. One that I had set outside in isolation appeared to either die or go dormant. He went into the garage, cool and dark. The other stayed in the greenhouse.
The one in the garage has started growing. It's a foot tall and very pale. The one in the GH is still going strong, putting out new growth.
I also have roses in the GH still blooming, but want to put them to bed. Last year the roses in the garage started growing (again, very pale) and died when I put them in the GH. I am doing something wrong. Maybe opening the garage door is letting in enough light to spark the growth.
Does anyone know how I can force them into dormancy? And keep them there.
I want them to renew their efforts next spring, but don't need to babysit them all winter. I plan on freezing the GH out this winter when the tomatoes quit giving me fruit.