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Ron Moore
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Does anyone want to sell Jerusalem Artichokes?
 
Brenda Groth
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where are you located..I have a standing offer that people can come by and help dig and have them for free here..pm me if you are in Michigan..I'm in central northern part of lower penniinsula..

if you are a long way away though, I suggest if you can't get them, go to a market that sells them and buy some for food quality..and plant those..they generally are going to be a good one to grow in your area..

I suggest planting only one or two per family member..if you want them just for your own use as they multiply like rabbits
 
Ron Moore
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Thanks, Brenda
 
Thelma McGowan
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I found some Sun Chokes at a Local Asian Market in the fresh produce dept.
 
Ron Moore
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Thanks for the info. I will keep looking. I have been to 3 asian market and 2 whole foods mrkts. They seem to be out of season here.
 
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Do you have an Earth Fare where you are located? That is where I bought mine.
 
Ron Moore
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No, but thanks for lead. I'm still looking!
 
Megan Wantoch
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Do you have a local freecycle group? I posted a request on my (small) local group last week, and got three offers within a day- probably would have had more had I not posted a 'recieved' message. It seems that 'surplus' may be an understatement with these things...
 
Ron Moore
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If I do, I don't know about it. But, I will check into it. Thanks for the tip.
 
Brenda Groth
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ron I'll get some out to you in a couple of weeks
 
Ron Moore
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Thanks Brenda!
 
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Johnnny's Seeds sells them but they ship in October for Fall planting, see http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6187-stampede-og.aspx
 
Ron Moore
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Thanks! I think I have located some. Thanks everyone!
 
Brenda Groth
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ron, I filled a small flat rate box full of tubers, they were already sprouting so when you get them be prepared to plant them immediately..there are somewhere around a half dozen in there, didn't count.
I started with 3 so that will give you a good start.

They are going out rural today priority mail, not sure when you will get them so watch your mailbox..bre
 
Ron Moore
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Thank you, Brenda, I really appreciate it. I will get them in the ground as soon as I receive them. And, Brenda, how much do I owe you? And what is your address?
Ron
 
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sending PM
 
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I heard Paul mention on his podcast that sunchokes might be allelopathic. Did anybody notice such a phenomenon with their sunchokes?

I have a stand at home, but it was kind of in the corner by itself, so I never really noticed detrimental effects on other plants. I will have to pay attention this year as it is getting closer from the veggies.
 
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I have noticed that they are at least a bit allelopathic.Even the dried stalks seem to inhibit growth of other plants. I am thinking of chopping them up a bit and using them in the garden path this year. Sunflowers are, so it makes sense.
 
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