Every year I try to find a vegetable (or edible flower) that is perennial in my area, zone 5B that I can add to my garden areas.
It saves me time and money plus some will actually produce a small amount if our winter is mild.
Last year I lost my huge sunchoke crop, over 20 foot section each way. Sunchikes are usually pretty hardey and invasive in some place so I was surprised when a ground hog wiped them out by eating the tops off. I had hoped they would come back . but no such luck.
Just a few weeks ago I discovered I had sunchokes growing on my landing that I had not mowed or cleared this year. I think they were leftover plants form out master gardening sale that I never put away.
Neverless, I was thilled to find these and plant to move the root to a more convenient place.
From the looks of it I have about 12 plants and hope top harvest enough to start a new garden bed area.
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