[NAFEX] Yacon etc/ Jerusalem artichokes
tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 16 18:50:37 EST 2008
J.A.s are not always a permanent weed. I had some on the sandier edge of a garden.
Stopped watering, let grass grow in, let deer mow them regularly-- no more J.A.s
This has NOT worked where I planted some in better soil. That patch is still strong
after many years. So, make use of your sand!
--- "Martha L. Davis" wrote:
> My impression is that Yacon is not all that hardy and requires and long season
> where Jerusalem artichokes do not.
> As far as similar crops go I think there are some canna and canna related crops
> that might be worth checking out. If I remember correctly they have inulin too.
> Look in one or more of Perennial Vegetable Crops by Eric Toedmister (SP?) or
> Forest Gardening or Lost Crops of the Incas.
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