|sunchokes in the spring|
Sunchokes (Jerusalen artichoke) are native to Ontario. You can find them growing wild all over. Finding them in the summer is the easy part. The difficulty is when you try to harvest them. They are not ready until the tops die down (September-October). So they are very difficult to find at that point. I have had some in my crisper for about 10 months and they are still in good shape. Its quite amazing how well the bulbs (tubers, roots...?) store.
|My garden, spring 2014|
Lastly I am investing in some berry plants. Mostly gooseberry (which grows wild around here) and currants. Both make fantastic jam.