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The bottom leaves of my sunchokes are beginning to die in tall grass, and a reddish color (with a small bubble that looks like a boil from the long stems that come out) is going up the main stem on one of the plants.

Does that mean I should dig them up, cut back on the water, or something else?

finally was able to get some images of it from someone:

sunchoke red stem sunchoke red stem 2

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  • Hi! Would you please post a few pictures of your sunchokes? The whole plant would be good, and especially something that shows the bubble that looks like a boil. That way we can see what you mean, which will probably make it easier to get you some good answers! Thanks! Aug 7 '16 at 20:54
  • I don't have a smart phone, and it would look funny taking a picture with a laptop so I tried to describe it as best I could. Aug 7 '16 at 21:10
  • Use a digital camera. It's a good idea to track the growth of your plants with pictures Aug 8 '16 at 5:33
  • I don't have one Aug 8 '16 at 5:36
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Harvest when all the leaves have died back and after your first frost as that makes them sweeter. I left mine in the ground until I needed them which was late autumn, but some people leave them in the ground in winter as well. They'll keep better in the ground then out.

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  • can you please review the answer again? Aug 19 '16 at 3:16

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