Sunday, November 9, 2014

helianthis corner

the sunflower family felt at home in this corner box this past season ( top photo )...some firecracker sunflowers settled in with some jerusalem artichokes and the family reunion was has all died back now so while on campus we decided to look into the productivity aspect of part of the family tree...both jerusalem artichoke root balls were loaded with tubers ( second and third photos ) including another behemoth of a tuber ( fourth photo with my glove for scale )...altogether we netted one hundred and three tubers ( fifth photo ) that weighed in at a shade over ten pounds...these will be shared around and we'd like to point out that there are still more plants waiting to be harvested along the back beds...the garden isn't fully functional until the produce is utilized...

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