This Impossible Garden


Yeah I know. They can be invasive. I’ll be careful with them and make sure they don’t get outta control. I wanted to try them and actually I should have actually tried them before deciding to grow them. But if none of us like them, I think they’ll be an attractive feature of the garden at least.

Sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus), is a species of Sunflower that is native to North America. It’s grown for the edible root.

They can be prepared in many different ways. As I said, I have yet to try them so I can’t make any recommendation. I read they can make you very gassy.

Have I mentioned that a new generation of woodchucks has arrived? Well, they have kept the sunchokes mowed to the ground as I still haven’t completed the fence fortification.

Now I’m hoping they have established themselves enough to make a comeback, or all this typing will be about something I don’t have. Haha. Really, there seems to be green stubs where they used to be so I think at least some will come back.

So I have no photos of it growing but I did find a video clip. BTW I dug this bed with my “hori hori” knife.

Update: I guess I’ll try it again this year maybe. They got wiped out. 🙁

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