Archives for Jerusalem artichokes

Alphabetical Gardening – J

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

Join me for my alphabetical garden tour with things starting with J. Juncos, one of my favourite little birds, are mainly winter visitors but they do arrive in the late Fall and stay until about mid spring.  Juncos enjoy all the feeders and will also feed in groups on the ground. There aren’t that many plants in the garden starting with J but one of them is Jerusalem artichokes.  This is a perennial edible plant that gets extremely tall.  It can also be an invasive plant as if you leave just the smallest bit of root in the ground it
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Jerusalem Artichoke

Categories: Vegetables.

J is for Jerusalem Artichoke. Don’t let the name fool you, the Jerusalem Artichoke has nothing to do with artichokes or Jerusalem.It is in the sunflower family and is also called sunroot, sunchoke, or earth apple.  It is a perennial plant that can grow up to 3 meters tall.   This perennial plant with edible roots grows in two spots in the garden … at the back of the fence garden and on the hill garden. Once I realized how tall, and invasive these plants could be I moved them to another couple of spots where there was more space. The
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Fall-ing into October

Categories: Lens Friends and The Garden 2017.

  We are into a new season now.  September finished off with a really hot spell, in fact some of the days were hotter than the in July and August.  A quick rain storm abruptly brought that weather to an end and in a matter of minutes the temperature started dropping down. It was so hot the squirrel was relaxing under the back tree. The garden has been un-decorated and all stored away in the garage and shed.  I planted up a new couple of new yucca plants that I had grown from some root when a big plant got
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