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Ron Moore


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
Does anyone want to sell Jerusalem Artichokes?
Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
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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


Brenda

Bloom where you are planted.
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Ron Moore


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
Thanks, Brenda
Thelma McGowan


Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 170
Location: western Washington, Snohomish county--zone 8b
    
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I found some Sun Chokes at a Local Asian Market in the fresh produce dept.


There are no experts, Just people with more experience.
Ron Moore


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
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.
Jeanine Gurley
steward

Joined: May 23, 2011
Posts: 1392
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
    
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Do you have an Earth Fare where you are located? That is where I bought mine.


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Ron Moore


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
No, but thanks for lead. I'm still looking!
Megan Wantoch


Joined: Apr 03, 2012
Posts: 25
Location: Northern England
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


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
If I do, I don't know about it. But, I will check into it. Thanks for the tip.
Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
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ron I'll get some out to you in a couple of weeks
Ron Moore


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
Thanks Brenda!
Robin Hones


Joined: Nov 29, 2011
Posts: 50
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


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
Thanks! I think I have located some. Thanks everyone!
Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
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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


Joined: Mar 31, 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Texas Gulf Coast zone 9
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
Brenda Groth
volunteer

Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4433
Location: North Central Michigan
    
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Adrien Lapointe
steward

Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 2403
Location: Kingston, Canada (USDA zone 5a)
    
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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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Matu Collins
steward

Joined: Feb 24, 2011
Posts: 1440
Location: Southern New England, seaside, avg yearly rainfall 41.91 in, zone 6b
    
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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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