Jerusalem Artichokes

I received some Jerusalem artichoke tubers in the post from a very generous person recently. It was a lovely sunny day yesterday so Rich made a new raised bed using off-cuts of timber lying around, then we got digging, (with help from some feathery friends) prepared the ground for planting and popped the tubers in. I’ve no idea how they will all do but hopefully they will soar upwards and reward with a display of flowers, adding height and interest to the vegetable garden – probably my main reason for growing them.

I don’t think I’ve eaten Jerusalem artichokes before, after hearing how they make you pass wind frequently I’m not in a great hurry to either!