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How far apart should I space Jerusalem artichokes?

How much room does a single Jerusalem artichoke (AKA sunroot, AKA sunchoke) plant need, given plenty of sun and a semi-arid climate? I've grown some wild seedlings (from true seeds from Kansas Native ...
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Why did my sunchokes barely produce?

I planted a 10X15 plot of sunchokes this spring, and only got out about 10 freezer bags worth. The stalks were blooming, plenty of ground cover from grass, but still fairly green, with a lot of woody ...
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Is there a special way to cut off sunchoke flowers?

My sunchokes are starting to flower, is there a special way to cut the flowers off, or should I just cut off the heads when they emerge from the foliage?
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Can sunchokes be overcrowded?

I have a row of sunchokes that has branches interlocking, and was wondering if they will overcrowd, or not. I can water them every day, and found this article (done half an hour north from my house) ...
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What part of sunchokes is the last part to stop showing signs of overwatering?

I accidentally overwatered my sunchokes, and they started turning red, so now I'm watching them heal back to a very healthy plant. What part of them heals last?
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What causes the stems of sunchokes to turn red and lower leaves to die?

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 ...
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Why do sunchokes seem to be stunted?

My sunchokes that I planted back around late April seem like they've stopped growing between 3 and 4 feet, but are suckering like crazy (3rd degree) why is this? Is the growth going to the tubers I'm ...
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Why did “droplets” appear on sunchoke leaves when watering on the ground to replenish the water supply right under them?

I was watering my sunchokes today in order to give them a drink of water they needed to tell them to grow again, and noticed that they had droplets forming on the leaves. Why did the droplets form, ...
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My sunchokes are acting like beacons for japanese beetles, should I do anything?

My sunchokes are attracting about twice as many japanese beetles as a sunflower would, should I do anything to control them, or just let them be?
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What procedure should I do when I water my sunchokes?

My sunchokes seem to getting bigger by the day, and may develop some rot if I'm not careful, so I was wondering how I should go about watering my sunchokes with "free" water to get the highest yield ...
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How do you tell the difference between sunflowers and sunchokes?

I think I have some sunflowers on my plot from a previous owner in the community garden, and was wondering how I can tell the difference between sunflowers and sunchokes. Please provide images.
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Is there a good way to know if you should transplant sunchokes to spread them out a little bit?

It seems like a lot of my sunchokes are right next to each other, and I have about 3 feet of room. should I pull some up to move them a few feet so they all have room to grow?
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When do sunchokes “bolt”?

Is there a particular time of the year that sunchokes bolt in order to get them to get more energy production before they die in the fall? If yes, how should I promote more springtime growth?
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How much should I water sunchokes to get a patch going?

I'm trying to start a sunchoke patch (for perpetual farming), and was wondering how much I should be watering them to get them to sprout quicker similar to an artificial spring?
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I've read that butterflies like sunflowers, do they also like sunchokes?

With "adopting" a lot of monarchs last year (to see them grow), and starting a sunchoke patch, has anyone had any luck with their sunchoke patch attracting butterflies and caterpillars?
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How often do you get a sunchoke that looks like ginger?

I was watching some videos on gardening, and was wondering how often a sunchoke will look like a ginger root system (a giant clump of one tuber). Example:
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What do sunchokes look like when they're sprouting?

What does a sunchoke look like right after it begins to sprout?