Growing greens year round means you you can enjoy fresh, organic food at your fingertips! That’s why Shannon started this beautiful closet garden to grow greens indoors. Plus she shares some hidden benefits that her doctors can’t explain… gardens really do HEAL!
Shannon asked how she might improve her yields. Watch this video to discover what she has already done and how she might tweak her system to improve her yields with tips on watering, “flies”, and lights.
Sun Chokes! aka Jerusalem Artichoke~ Here in Dundalk MD. (Baltimore County) we are probably a zone 5.. I have had luck with some veggies like kale and carrots winter over.. But as luck would have it— after crazy composting (I call it) remnants of Sun Chokes were turned into my raised compost bed & garden.. and my first crop popped up last year! It was an unknown flower mingled in with my sunflowers.. so I let it grow.. eventually beautiful daisy-like flowers (that my bees loved) emerged amongst the sunflowers~ growing at least 5-6 feet tall.. I let them wither with the other blooms and going into Jan/Feb I started some clearing and pulling only to find the chokes clinging to the roots.. after digging around the spent stalks I harvested a big plastic salad bown of what looked like oversized looking walnuts– I took a google picture and added it to my garden group to confirm Sun Chokes (which I had bought at our local organic store) What a wonderful surprise– I read to leave the loose dirt and keep them in a cool/root cellar/basement before use— found some recipes and uses (and nutrition info) and now in Jan, I’m ready to stat digging a little at a time for this years gems.. they get better over winter as they are like a tuber or root vegetable.. So easy and they are perrenials 🙂 Happy Winter Harvest!