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When to Harvest Jerusalem Artichokes?

Posted by arbo_retum z5 ,WinchstrMA (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 15, 09 at 19:05

Google said after Nov. and through the winter; a friend's friend in n.h. is supposedly harvesting his now. What do you do? Have you had any luck harvesting them through the winter?
thanks much,
mindy


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RE: When to Harvest Jerusalem Artichokes?

The year we grew them we harvested them after frost as I recall. If you want to harvest them during the winter and your ground is likely to freeze much, I'd probably mulch the bed well so that they are easier to dig. I have done that with other winter veggies and it has seemed to work better for most as far as maintaining quality over root cellar storage. I have found that sometimes the snow is so deep that it's not worth trying to find the veggies - then they get dug and eaten in early spring.


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