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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 05-06-2012 02:34 AM 2747 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

05-06-2012 02:34 AM

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MsDebbieP

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05-06-2012 02:35 AM

a good video by Alys Fowler
tip: cook them with savoury

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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mmh

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05-06-2012 12:01 PM

Jerusalem artichokes are actually quite beneficial, as the sugars in them break down for the body to use with inulin as opposed to insulin, so diabetics can eat them more readily than potatos.

They are delicious eaten raw, crunchy and sweet like chinese waterchestnuts, or when cooked, they become soft and starchy like potatos. Easy to grow, they can be invasive, so care should be taken to harvest regularly or grow in non threatened areas. Harvest after first frost for sweetness.

The tall stalks have a bouquet of daisy like flowers that will tower over your head. Support may be needed.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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MsDebbieP

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05-06-2012 03:52 PM

lots of info!! Good to know.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Vince Kirchner

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hardiness zone 5b

05-14-2012 05:46 AM

The best selection I have found for sale are at Oikos Tree Crops.

Oikos Tree Crops

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jroot

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05-14-2012 07:42 AM

NONE of my seeds took this year. Sooooo disappointing. Good thing I still have the parent plants with their wandering roots. :)

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Vince Kirchner

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05-17-2012 06:02 AM

Jroot, I have not tried growing them from seed, where did you find seeds to start with?

-- If you wouldn't spray it in your mouth, why would you spray it on your food?

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jroot

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05-18-2012 04:56 AM

I got the seeds from my own plants. I got the plants from my father’s garden many years ago, and they have moved with me several times. Usually I get lots of growth from them, but not this past year’s seeds.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Vince Kirchner

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05-21-2012 09:53 AM

Any special instructions on the seed propagation Master Yoda?

-- If you wouldn't spray it in your mouth, why would you spray it on your food?

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