Dammit, I thought these sunchoke things were invincible, invasive, a nuisance. I was looking forward to all of that. I planted about 30m, 4 to a metre (same in yards roughly) of them last Autumn and I've been waiting for my lovely Summer fence to start sprouting and providing bee food. How many have come up? THREE Anyone got any ideas what might have gone wrong?
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I would say, give them some time. Maybe tubers were to small, too old (dry), to deep or too shallow planted, or something eat them. I had poor start also with my JA. It also sprouted 5-6 plants. I forgot them first year, but still harvested 30-40 tubers same autumn. Next (this) spring there are at least 30 plants in the garden, and I was sure I dig out all tubers last autumn. So maybe 3 plants is a poor start, but enough to have 30 next spring, and 300 year after.
Also, my JA are still sprouting, last ones showed thair heads just few days ago.
Tyler try giving those chokes some afternoon shade like from 4pm on and they should do fine, last summers drought killed many a new patch. Don't overwater them, only water when signs of stress show.
I think the soil might still be a little chilly in France, I would say give it some time.
I have put pigs in a patch to get rid of it, they didn't do it, sunchokes forever lol