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Sustainable Alternatives: Victory Garden Part2

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phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2007
8:45 PM

Post #3303374

ok

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2007
8:48 PM

Post #3303385

Is that what victory looks like?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2007
8:54 PM

Post #3303404

yup

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2007
8:57 PM

Post #3303413

LOL, if we plant it and it grows, that's a Victory!
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2007
9:00 PM

Post #3303422

yup im have one 5 feet tall
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

March 20, 2007
9:01 PM

Post #3303427

Jasmerr: An old man told me once, about an elderly neighbor: She didn't get her garden in this year. She must be getting ready to die.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #3303438

Any one ever eat Jerusleum Artichokes ?

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2007
9:04 PM

Post #3303447

Yes! I love them raw in salads or lightly sautéed in butter. In fact I plan to grow some here.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2007
9:06 PM

Post #3303455

me to i like theam roasted there the onely plant in north america thats related to the sun flower

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 20, 2007
10:54 PM

Post #3303877

Hmmmm, I've never had them roasted. How do you roast them?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2007
10:52 AM

Post #3304953

in a pan in the oven till soft

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2007
11:01 AM

Post #3304980

No seasonings? Butter?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2007
11:21 AM

Post #3305110

i use a little sea salt and pepper
spot8907
Ida, MI

March 21, 2007
11:30 AM

Post #3305144

I have been looking into jarusalem artichokes and planning on planting some this year. A truly sustainable resource. from what I hear the things can even be invasive. Between them and zuchini you would never starve! LOL

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2007
11:37 AM

Post #3305173

LOL!

But they are really an impressive garden plant if you are okay with a daisy-like flower on 10 foot stalks! I figure if they invade here I will have lots of food. I wish I could grow zucchini but the squash borers always get them and the ones I'm given are waaaaay past their prime! I'm hoping this year to have enough $$ for some row cover to keep the borers out.

Someone sent me some Jerusalem Artichokes that have a purple tuber, still edible. I hope they haven't dried out too much in the shed. Time to plant them if okay!
spot8907
Ida, MI

March 21, 2007
11:48 AM

Post #3305205

Past their prime? Time to make zucchini bread, Yum!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2007
11:55 AM

Post #3305232

Nah, the seeds in them then are too big for zucchini bread and too much trouble to remove.

I always grate and freeze extra zucchini in the amounts called for in my zucc. bread recipe, and I make it all winter long, in mini-loaves.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3305283

i grow the yellow zucchini
spot8907
Ida, MI

March 21, 2007
12:16 PM

Post #3305292

Darius, all you have to do is scrape the entire seed area clean in caveman club zuchini and use only the outer meat area like you do with pumpkin. By the way they also make excellent duck food! Years ago I had muscovy ducks, a species which could also wipe out world hunger, LOL and they just loved zucchini, I don't know why but zucchini was deffinatly one of their favorite foods.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2007
12:23 PM

Post #3305328

less seeds in the yellow and smaller seeds

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2007
3:04 PM

Post #3305710

I have grown Jerusalem artichokes too, and I love them, so crunchy and sweet, they are excellent for diabetics.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2007
3:33 PM

Post #3312366

Do they bear fruit like a tomato or such or do you eat the root like potato?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 23, 2007
3:37 PM

Post #3312377

you eat the root in a salad or yopu can broil or boil like a tatter

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2007
4:13 PM

Post #3312609

Yes it is a tuber, and I think they are best eaten raw in salads or by themselves.
I also like them sliced and lightly sauted.
One nice thing is you don't have to harvest them all at once, you can dig them and enjoy them all through the Fall and Winter.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2007
11:01 PM

Post #3314070

If you go digging around in the roots and harvesting them, won't the plant die? I must be missing something.
jkehl
Rome, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2007
11:17 PM

Post #3314172

I planted some jerusalem artichoke this year as well on the north end of my irish potato patch. From what I've read, I gather you let the plant grow like 10' tall, flower and then die. Then you dig the tubers and eat them. Is this correct? Do the flowers have any edible seeds like other sunflowers?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3314295

That is correct, in the fall the plant goes dormant and you can start harvesting the tubers then.
Of course you want to save some so you can plant them and have more plants the following year.
If you don't harvest them, they will just sit there in the soil and come up in the Spring.
The seeds are very small, so they are not edible for humans, but the birds love them
summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2007
2:36 PM

Post #3315693

I don't think you all want to see MY planting list; it's longer than mermaid's.
But I don't really know what to do with things except eat the tomatoes.

Darius, if you can't find horseradish locally or at the supermarket, give me a holler.
garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 25, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #3317404

summerkid, are you saying that you do not know how to cook/prepare vegetables other than tomatos?

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