Sat, Jan 14|
Reserve Sunchokes & Learn to Grow Them
The ultimate survivor food! Plant one bulb and get 100's!!! Sunchokes are a native tubular root that you plant in January.
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Columbia, 113 Hilltop Dr, Columbia, SC 29203, USA
About the event
I don't know about yall, but I have been cooped up too long due to December's cold arctic blast. I am ready to garden. Fortunately South Carolina usually only gets a short taste of below freezing temperatures, allowing for a very long growing season.
January is a great month to harvest and plant a little known and almost forgotten vegetable, the Sun Choke.
The Sun Choke, also known as the Jerusalem Artichoke, is a species of Sun Flower, native to North America. Native Americans cultivated the root as a food source. The name Jerusalem came from the Italian word for sun flower- and stuck. Sun Choke is the most accurate name, as they can get 10 feet tall or more, crowned with beautiful yellow flowers. Be sure to plant your Sun Chokes in an area that it won't “choke” out the sun for your other garden plants.
It is very important to plant your Sun Chokes in a bed, or large container- as they are very invasive and will take over. You can leave them in the ground and use as you need them.
There are several ways to prepare them. One way is to boil them for 20 minutes, then peel. You can then put them in salads, or pretty much add to any dish. You can also eat them raw. Please share with us the dish or dishes you choose to make.
You get a pound of sunchokes and learn to grow them!!!$10.00