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Anyone growing Jerusalem Artichokes?
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A friend told me about these incredible plants. The best part about these plants are they are perrenial, so you plant them once and you should have enough food to feed you and friends for years to come.

Jerusalem Artichokes can be use to replace potatos, but with the JA, you can eat them raw or cook them. They also are good for diabetics as well. I've read online that you can actually make Ethanol fuel from JA.

I found some Jerusalem Artichokes/SunChokes at Whole Foods in Wayne, PA. I ended up buying (3) 1lb bags because I wanted to eat them and to have enough to plant in multiple locations.

I'm also going to purchase Egyptian Walking Onions as this variety of onion is also perrenial.

My daughter loves onions, so it's a no brainer for me to get some Egyptian onions.
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Hmm, never heard of them or the onions. This is a great idea though and with the garden soon to be planted I'll have to look into these for sure. Thanks!
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I've never heard of either of them. I will definitely have to learn more.
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Great food source...I just bought some planters from depot...I don't trust putting them in my raised bed because these things are invasive...they will take over your garden if you are not careful.
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aubie515;97621 Wrote:Great food source...I just bought some planters from depot...I don't trust putting them in my raised bed because these things are invasive...they will take over your garden if you are not careful.

I've never had a JA which is why I've never planted one. I'm going to see if I can find one to try and see if the wife and I like it.

Horseradish, Asparagus and Rhubarb are also perennials.

Check out chuffa, aka ground almonds, if you want something that taste like an almond but grows in the ground. Not perennial but easy to dig up and store some tubers for next year's planting.
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Thanks...rep on it's way.

I knew that Asparagus and Rhubarb were both perennials as well...my wife isn't a fan of asparagus...even though I am...I'm not a fan of rhubarb.

I just filled about 30 planters with my JA. I still have one bag left over, so I'll probably give them to friends/family.

bucksco;97973 Wrote:
aubie515;97621 Wrote:Great food source...I just bought some planters from depot...I don't trust putting them in my raised bed because these things are invasive...they will take over your garden if you are not careful.

I've never had a JA which is why I've never planted one. I'm going to see if I can find one to try and see if the wife and I like it.

Horseradish, Asparagus and Rhubarb are also perennials.

Check out chuffa, aka ground almonds, if you want something that taste like an almond but grows in the ground. Not perennial but easy to dig up and store some tubers for next year's planting.
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