Monday, October 24, 2011

Jerusalem Artichokes

Not from Jerusalem - Not an artichoke

I ordered a bunch of bulbs from Johnny's Selected Seeds.
From what I have read, these flowers are about 4" across,
look like a small sunflower and smell like chocolate.
They are perfect for an area to screen between houses and
grow up to 10 feet tall - depending on the variety.
Most importantly, they create tubers for roots that are described
as a cross between a water chestnut and a potato.

You can slice them into salad, saute, pickle or leave them in the ground and harvest as needed.

The photos won't be complete until the Spring, but here are the beginning pictures...

After splitting, there were about 18 to plant.

My new favorite shoes/boots!

Pippin wants to help dig!

Bulbs planted...and now we wait....

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