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    How we clean our Jerusalem Artichokes.

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    Great video Kieth. Very good method for cleaning given they can be a bit tricky and time consuming to clean one by one.

    We also grow these in our garden and I echo your sentiments. They are a very hardy crop that are extremely tough and are not fussy with stints of extended low rainfall. They are very well suited to Australian conditions it seems and are also a pretty plant which offer good flushes of flowers for the bee population. Like you say, once a patch is established they pop up again each year, even if you think you got them all!

    One question. Do you have any tips for long term storage? I've noticed they go off and dry up much much faster than potatoes out of the ground so need to be eaten reasonably quickly when out of the ground. Would you recommend just keeping them in the ground after the main plant dies off and harvesting from the dirt as required? I have started doing this with my potatoes also and finding It less wasteful than harvesting too much only for them to go off.

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    Great video, not something that Iíve planted before, but I will certainly try grow some soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake View Post
    Great video Kieth. Very good method for cleaning given they can be a bit tricky and time consuming to clean one by one.

    We also grow these in our garden and I echo your sentiments. They are a very hardy crop that are extremely tough and are not fussy with stints of extended low rainfall. They are very well suited to Australian conditions it seems and are also a pretty plant which offer good flushes of flowers for the bee population. Like you say, once a patch is established they pop up again each year, even if you think you got them all!

    One question. Do you have any tips for long term storage? I've noticed they go off and dry up much much faster than potatoes out of the ground so need to be eaten reasonably quickly when out of the ground. Would you recommend just keeping them in the ground after the main plant dies off and harvesting from the dirt as required? I have started doing this with my potatoes also and finding It less wasteful than harvesting too much only for them to go off.
    We leave ours in the ground & dig them as needed Blake. We plan on starting more beds as these are used for chook food as well as our own food.
    Thanks for commenting, much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM View Post
    Great video, not something that I’ve planted before, but I will certainly try grow some soon.


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    Thank you for your reply, appreciated.
    Keith.
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    I took the one less travelled by,
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