Phoenix Gardens has grossed almost $30,000 on only 3,000 square feet. In this session, Washington will cover crop planning for small spaces, raised beds, intensive planting, selecting niche & high value crop, succession planting, season extension, use of vertical space, fertility management, dealing with slopes & rocks, selecting your markets and value added products. Presented by Brennan Washington, Phoenix Gardens, at the 2012 Georgia Organics Conference in Columbus, GA.
Maria planted lots of Jerusalem Artichokes last April and now we are harvesting buckets of these tasty tubers.
Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunchokes are a perennial sunflower with tasty potato-like tubers. 6-8 ft tall with daisy-like flowers, sunchokes are very hardy and can become weedy, so plant them in a bed that is permanent. Harvest from August through late fall. Nutty tasting tubers become sweeter after frost when left in the ground!