337: Inherited Talent

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My sunchokes are sprouting. I bought a pile of them to plant at the new house and have had them sitting in a pot outside our rental waiting for the closing. The first green shoots are always my favorite part of any growing experience. Though I'll admit getting to eat the plants is a close second! Sunchokes, or Jerusalem Artichokes as they are sometimes called, are a native American crop of 10 foot tall daisy like plants with delicious roots that spread more aggressively than dandelions. The tubers taste a bit like potatoes and I am psyched to have an endless supply of pretty looking starch to harvest. I just hope the people that I gave pieces of it to take my advice and don't try to plant it in the middle of their yards, because I don't think you can eat them as quickly as they spread!