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    Default Jeruselum Artichokes

    I am new to veg growing, I 've only had my allotment for a year and most of that time has been spent battling weeds some of which are a completely new species to me!

    Anyway enough of my weed related problems. I'm interested in growing Jeruselum artichokes and was wondering if anyone had any good advice.

    Are they easy?
    Do they like fairly heavy, clay soil that doesn't really dry out in summer?
    Where do you get them from?
    How many would I need for 4 adults and to share with friends?

    If anyone has any helpful advice I would be most grateful.


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    Welcome Pyewacket! Can't help you with the JAs as I have only just been sent some and will be trying them for the first time this year. I'm sure there will be others along any minute who will answer your questions!

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    I recieved some from someone on this forum. She has the growing plans for them Mine looked like little piglets. Orders from other plot holders for mine next year are coming in thick and fast. Due to Carol Klien I bet the seed companies will run out of them a bit like that Cooking lady did for free range eggs .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benacre View Post
    I recieved some from someone on this forum. She has the growing plans for them Mine looked like little piglets. Orders from other plot holders for mine next year are coming in thick and fast. Due to Carol Klien I bet the seed companies will run out of them a bit like that Cooking lady did for free range eggs .
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    Easy!!!!........

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    Ha Ha but they did! ask Supersprout.
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    Hi Pyewacket,
    Another vote for easy!

    One of my gardening chums asked for info about growing, harvesting and eating JAs so I wrote a short 'plot to plate' guide. If this might fit the bill, do pm me with your email addy I'd be happy to forward it to you - don't want to be a Forum Hog
    Last edited by supersprout; 11-01-2007 at 08:03 PM.
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    Supersprout's plot to plate guide is excellent! Recommend it to everyone (sorry Supersprout!)

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    thank you Jennie, glad you found it useful!
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