What Is A Sunchoke?
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1. Select a planting site in your garden that
receives full sun or partial shade. The planting
site should also have well-draining soil.
Plant Sun chokes as soon as any frost danger has
passed. Best time to plant is March or April or
plant when soil is not too wet.
2. Till the top 8 inches of soil.
3. Dig holes with a spade 15 inches apart and at
least 3 inches in depth. If you plant more than
one row, leave 36 inches between the rows.
4. Place two Sun choke tuber in each hole.
5. Cover the holes with soil and water thoroughly.
6. Plant two or three tubers person.
Easy Steps Growing Sunchokes
The plant has rough-textured leaves 4 - 8 inches long
and topped with small yellow flowers 2 to 3 inches.
The Sunchoke - Jerusalem Artichoke is native to
North America and was cultivated by Native
Americans prior to the arrival of European settlers.
Also called a Jerusalem artichoke. Its name can be a
source of confusion because the plant is not an
Sunchokes are grown for its edible low-starch tuber.
Sunchokes are very rich in inulin a carbohydrate linked
with good intestinal health due to its prebiotic (bacteria
promoting) properties. Inulin breaks down into fructose
instead of glucose during digestion, making it a good
substitute for diabetics or folks trying to eat fewer
Why Grow Sunchokes
Helianthus tuberosus is variously known as
While not an Artichoke still called that.
For Those That Want To Eat Healthy and Fewer Calories
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Sunchokes also contain vitamin C, phosphorus,
and potassium and are a very good source of iron.
When To Harvest Sunchokes:
In late summer, the Sunchoke plants will likely begin to
bloom, but even if they don’t they’ll still produce edible
When the leaves brown in October, you can dig up the
tubers. Harvest only what you need and leave the rest in
the ground. In March, dig up the remaining tubers, dig
organic matter into the bed, and re-plant the biggest tubers
for the following year.
How To Plant Sunchokes:
Plant Sunchokes in full or partial sun. Sunchokes
prefers loose, well-drained soil but will grow almost
anywhere. Hardy in zones 2 through 12. Add aged
compost or sand to planting beds before planting;
Loose soil will make tuber harvesting easier.
The Sunchoke prefers a soil pH from 5.8 to 6.2. It is
best to set sunchokes in a dedicated bed because once
established they will spread rapidly. Or plant 2 in a
large container a bucket with a handle works great and
look very creative.
A Sunchoke is a hardy perennial tuber that can grow 5
- 10 feet tall. Sunchokes are like a potato or ginger.
The Sunchoke root vegetable can yield many
sweet-tasting tubers and large sunflower-like blooms. It
is often prepared and eaten as a root vegetable. Light
brown and bumpy on the outside and white inside.
Growing Sunchokes In A Container
A No Care Plant Sunchoke . . . . Jerusalem Artichokes
"I Don't Have To Give Coddling Care Just soil and Water"
Sunchokes don't care where they are planted. Partial or full sun
just some sun. Any type of soil is fine. Water them or not. They
are very hardy prefer to be left a lone.
* Need some shade in you garden plant Sunchokes
*Need some "no care plants". Sunchokes are the answer.
* Need shade plant Sunchokes.
They will provide shade and either plant in a container or an
out of the way place.
There really isn't much to do to grow Jerusalem artichokes.
Keep the bed weeded early in the season when the plants are
small. Mulch with three to four inches or organic matter. I don't
even water mine -- they do well enough with no coddling from
me. Less coddling (less amending of soil, less watering, no
fertilizing) seems to help keep them under control as well -- they
have not been nearly as invasive in my garden using these
They will provide shade and either plant in a container or an out of the way place.
There really isn't much to do to grow (Sunchokes) Jerusalem Artichokes. Keep the bed weeded early in the
season when the plants are small. Mulch with three to four inches or organic matter.
Sunchoke School Community Garden
All of us got together and prepare a garden plot in an
empty field behind our local school. We look for
plants that do no take much care.
So far we have planted Sunchokes and Asparagus
growig very well. Both have produced so plenty of
harvest for all of us and we provide for those that
This only part of our Sunchoke harvest. The rest we
will harvest as we need them.
"I am the no care plant guy".
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