Swaying in the Breeze

The Jerusalem artichokes are absolutely gorgeous this year.

We harvested very few last year so it seems they’ve doubled.

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They are even growing in the old compost pile and another spot about 20 ft away from the original cluster. At first I couldn’t figure out how they got there.

Then I remembered.

The first year we planted them, we harvested quite a few and set them in the basement to dry and preserve them. We left them too long and they ended up shriveling so I threw them in the compost pile.

In doing a bit of research, I found that they can also spread underground up to 60 ft away from the original planting.

Resilient little buggers!

A blur of yellow buds
Swaying gently
Tall and majestic

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The whirring of leaves
Swishing softly
Bright and lovely

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The soft tickle of flowers
Brushing lightly
Calm and soothing

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2 responses to “Swaying in the Breeze

  1. Jerusalem artichokes are very invasive. Be vigilant. They can grow from the smallest root piece.

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