My Jerusalem Artichoke finally flowered. This is my first time growing these and I’ve really not known exactly what to expect. I probably should have consulted some good gardening book first, instead of just putting them in the ground this spring. I knew enough to know they spread like crazy so I isolated them in a box of their own.
For one thing, I had no idea they grew so tall. Some of my plants have to be over 8 feet. The flowers are very pretty – not unexpected since they are related to the sunflower – and are brightening up that part of my garden nicely.
My understanding is that I wait now for frost to kill the foliage, cut back the stalks and mulch the beds. Then dig up the tubers through winter just a couple weeks supply at a time. Does anyone else have some good advice to add?
I’ll admit I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do with them after you dig them up. Who has cooking tips or really good recipes to share?
I can go out and search the internet but I always like to start with advice from fellow gardeners first!