Sunday 14 April 2013

Colour: Brown and sticky; mud and Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes.  Nikon D7000
14th April 2013

There is something very satisfying about growing your own veg.   Today, with only a minor rain shower in the morning, I took the opportunity of it being almost warm to plant some seeds and dig over the veg plot.

The last third of one of the beds has been home to a crop of Jerusalem Artichokes.   They are a little unusual in that they had 3 metre long stems this year, but get a flower the size of a daisy on the top.   The tubers grow profusely underground.

We have had a few feeds off them over the Winter, but given their propensity for inducing flatulence (often in comic proportions), they cannot be eaten at every meal.

I have now dug them all out so we will have to eat them. We have a carrier bag full to the brim.  I think we may be raising the roof tonight :)

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