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Jerusalem Artichoke, chop the tops?

 
Jamie Jackson
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Location: Zone 5b - 6a, Missouri Ozarks
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In a homesteading class I took, I was told to chop first foot of the plant off when it starts to flower to keep the energy in root production.  But I thought the flowers would be important to the whole permaculture thing.

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Isaac Hill
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Location: Beaver County, Pennsylvania (~ zone 6)
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Chop some, don't chop some, see what works! Experiment!
 
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