Last year, I grew Jerusalem artichokes for the first time. I was a little disappointed by the number of tubers I got but since they are perennial I at least thought there was a chance of them growing again this year without my having to go out and buy myself some more.
Originally, there had been two tubers in the ground – and I deliberately left some of the crop in the ground. Happily, these are coming through, albeit in amongst other crops, which I don’t think will cause any difficulties. But we shall see.
On the other hand, I thought I had removed all of the tubers from the grow bag. But evidently not, as they appear to be sprouting amongst the broad beans.
At least, in the grow bag they are contained. And the broad beans don’t seem to have a problem with their neighbours. As for the ones in the ground, I am aware that they could eventually overrun the garden but in the meantime I am intrigued to see what happens!