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    Default Jesusalem Artichokes are they ready

    its my first year with Jesusalem Artichokes and not sure if they are ready or not. the stems are about 5ft with no flowers. the veg are white and only got a couple. should they be brown and how deep should i dig for them

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    Hello Snake the Squadie and welcome to the Vine. Leave your JA's till the foliage starts to go brown then cut it down and dig them all up. Any you leave in the ground will grow again next year. Save some for planting if you want some next year. Hope you enjoy them.
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    I;ve got no flowers on mine yet and they are beginning to go brown. So perhaps I'm nearly there.

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    I think you harvest them after the flowers die back...my flowers are just out now, so yours will be a couple of weeks after me, Jennie
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    They're generally ready about November, I just checked in my "How to Grow Your Own Food" by Dirty Nails
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    I rarely harvest any until after Christmas - they are disappointingly small if dug now. They keep well in the ground and are useful in the dead months. Mine are still actively growing.
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    I'd let the foliage die down with the first frosts, then dig them up and put some back for next year, then eat the rest. YUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake the squadie View Post
    its my first year with Jesusalem Artichokes and not sure if they are ready or not. the stems are about 5ft with no flowers. the veg are white and only got a couple. should they be brown and how deep should i dig for them
    this is our first year too ours are only about 11ft yea 11 ft tall no floweres thow some have snaped with the wind
    can you dry the stems for bean suports next year
    Some things in their natural state have the most VIVID colors
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