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19/02/2013 at 17:03


Just dug up all my artichokes as, I need the bed for other things.

Can I follow them with potatos?

I'm not sure what they are classed as so I don't want to plant the same crop category in the same bed.


Artichokes are going elsewhere.




19/02/2013 at 18:59

I to have just dug up my jerusalem artichokes ,Lovely fried,but  although I dig them up each year  and I never re-place them they keep coming up not complaining but you will have to dig deep to get rid of the tubers.

19/02/2013 at 19:00

The only problem is being sure you dug-up all of the artichokes!  I last grew them 6 years ago and they still appear in that area every spring!

BTW, Jerusalem artichokes are in the same family as sunflowers (Helianthus.)

19/02/2013 at 19:19

I planted 12 last April in a bed 7' x 7'

Roughly calculating I must have dug up over the winter 300 artichokes.

Yesterday I spent over 2 hrs going over the bed rooting around etc....

I feel sure I've got them all out but, you never know.

I just got a bit confused because like you say Bob, I knew they were from the sunflower family but they look like a tuber, (potato) so that is my concern.

19/02/2013 at 19:26

they do look like tuber ,

19/02/2013 at 19:59

Yes they are Helianthus tuberosus, large flowering plants with small yellow flowers.

You can plant potatoes in the same place.

20/02/2013 at 11:03

HI never grown Artichokes what do you do with them, iv never bought any before,

what are they like to eat please,


20/02/2013 at 17:49

They can be eaten lightly fried in oil with a pinch of salt, made into soup, or roasted.

They have a pleasant nutty taste.

20/02/2013 at 19:06

Some folk also put an 'f' in front of their name, as they cause wind in a large section of the population (it's a genetic thing.)  You'll soon know whether you're susceptible when you first try them!

20/02/2013 at 19:52
I grow jerusalem artichokes and I have found that unfortunately you can only give away your excess to someone once cos once they experience the Effect they don, t want any more !
20/02/2013 at 22:47

True true

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