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January 13, 2009

Grow Jerusalem artichokes

Filed under: root veg — Tags: , — TopVeg @ 12:31 pm
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Jerusalem artichokes are wonderful for making soups.

Jerusalem artichokes are quite vigorous, and just keep going year after year if you leave them in the vegetable garden.

The normal season for lifting them is November to February, when they have stopped growing. The tubers bruise easily and lose moisture rapidly so they are best left in the ground and harvested as required.

Jerusalem artichokes produce flowers in late summer. The flowers last very well if picked for the house.

Jerusalem artichokes make great soup, and are a useful standby in the vegetable garden.

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4 Comments

  1. I love Jerusalem artichokes too! Only problem is that they are a bit of a pest if they are growing where you don’t want them, they are impossible to get rid of.

    Comment by Matron — January 17, 2009 @ 5:48 am

  2. Hello Matron

    Good to hear from you.

    Jerusalem artichokes are very vigorous and can certainly be a nuisance if they are left to their own devices! They are best if tucked away in a quiet corner!

    Best wishes
    TopVeg

    Comment by sally — January 21, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

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