Tag Archives: Jerusalem Artichokes

The Garden Grows

It’s an overcast cool weekend after a week of summer temperatures and I went back to the garden this weekend to continue Jerusalem artichoke eradication and plant a few more flowers.  I worked on the border between the fence and … Continue reading

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The Cold Frame Returns, Along With The Jerusalem Artichokes

The Jerusalem artichokes are coming into their own. At least the blossoms are. Who knows what their little tubers are doing down in the ground? I’ll find out in Late October or early November when I harvest them again. Last … Continue reading

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Gardens in the Home Stretch

My garden and the Plot Against Hunger gardens are heading toward fall. There are peppers, which come on brilliantly at this time of year, flourishing tomatoes and some struggling summer squash and zucchini. I am not sure there is going … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes: Worth Some Attention

Last weekend, while putting the garden to bed, I pulled quite a few Jerusalem artichokes. These things, which are a variety of sunflower, have edible roots—tubers—that can be cooked. If you’re like my mother, you’ll even eat them raw, like … Continue reading

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Ah, Those Fall Flowers!

People tend to think of pumpkins and winter squash and apples in the fall, but really, I always have thriving eggplant, peppers and new crops of greens and peas into the fall.  Often they bear until frost.  The other thing … Continue reading

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