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Post  countrynaturals on 9/29/2017, 11:59 am

I didn't do my homework and ordered sunchoke tubers, cuz I thought they would make a great addition to our salads, but when I searched how to prepare them, I found that they have a very serious gassy effect. We have enough stomach problems in our house without deliberately asking for more, so these 4babies are up for adoption. I understand they can spread like crazy, so if there's a lot of interest I can send out one or two to each person, but if only one person wants them, I'll send out all 4

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Post  SQWIB on 9/29/2017, 1:21 pm

I would like to give one a try.
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Post  SQWIB on 9/29/2017, 1:28 pm

I can plant this in place of my sunflowers up against the fence on either side of the sun, does this look like a good area?

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/29/2017, 1:38 pm

SQWIB wrote:I can plant this in place of my sunflowers up against the fence on either side of the sun, does this look like a good area?

I think they're an invasive perennial. I've never seen one before, so maybe someone else can answer your question. I could send you 2 to make sure you get at least 1. Please PM me with your address and I'll get them out tomorrow.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 9/29/2017, 3:38 pm

Hi SQWIB! I grow Jerusalem Artichokes. I love them. I think they will do great where you've suggested BUT I don't recommend you plant them in typical ANSFG raised beds - I don't grow mine there. They are native to North America, and a perennial, but they don't stay where you put them. They go in the back of the garden, not in a bed. This explains better than I can:
https://commonsensehome.com/before-you-plant-sunchokes/

Here's a photo of my Jerusalem artichokes this year. I think they are about 10ft high.
I had to plant back fewer than last year because they are just too productive.
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Post  llama momma on 9/30/2017, 12:15 am

countrynaturals

I would be interested in those artichokes if you still have them.  It's been years since I had them but I remember enjoying it very much.  I am aware of how prolific they grow.   Thanks for the offer.
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/30/2017, 12:34 am

llama momma wrote:countrynaturals

I would be interested in those artichokes if you still have them.  It's been years since I had them but I remember enjoying it very much.  I am aware of how prolific they grow.   Thanks for the offer.
Okey doke. PM me with your address and I'll get them out tomorrow. If I don't have any other takers, I'll send you 2. If anyone else wants any, I'll send out 1 per person. Cool
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Post  llama momma on 9/30/2017, 12:38 am

Thanks!!
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