Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
posted 1 month ago
I use the term "sunroot" as a generic name for any helianthus species with a tuber that is large enough to be useful as food.
I got tired of having to abandon sections of my field to sunroot weeds, so I stopped growing seeds for use in creating new clones. I have to move the patch every year in order to be able to tell the difference between weeds, and new seedlings, therefore, sunroots were overtaking more and more of my field. To pay myself a modest wage for producing sunroot seeds, I'd have to charge something like $40 per packet. Pots would be a good way to trial sunroot seedlings.