Posted: 17/02/2015 at 17:56
Bekkie - I've not yet grown JA's - but they make the most delicious soup - really, really easy and tasty - bit of a nutty, savoury taste - very difficult to describe.
They grow very tall so I'm not sure how well they would do in a container unless it was sunk into the ground for stability. I also don't know how much room the root & tuber system needs. If you plant them in open ground it is important to harvest them thoroughly (ie remove all the tubers) so you don't have unwanted plants popping up next year. I believe they can become a bit invasive if you just leave them in the ground.
They are a winter vegetable and are available in my local supermarket at the moment - so I suggest you buy a packet and try them first to see whether you like them or not. They are easy to grow but a very big plant - you might not want that if you don't like the taste of them.
The best way to avoid the flatulent side effect is to cook them thoroughly...