The Backyard Larder

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Red Jerusalem artichoke tubers (10)


Tasty root vegetable. Extremely useful if you can digest it well (but quite commonly causes flatulence!) Just dig tubers from a colony of the plants as you need them in winter.

For good yields in following years replant some tubers at 30cm spacings and add a mulch of compost. The plants grow very tall so are best planted where they won't shade other crops. They are not necessarily a good windbreak as they are quite easily toppled by wind. Although they have a reputation for being invasive, they are easy to remove from a bed by waiting until the shoots emerge in mid-spring and digging out the young plants then.

Price is for 10 small tubers.

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