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This BB does not specify any specific location for planting. I think what is best planted where might vary with different climates & the seed choices.

The Jerusalem artichokes are not actually artichokes. Regular artichokes do not qualify for this BB. Here is a link that contains several possible sources. https://permies.com/t/sunchokes
 
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During the 2021 PTJ, I built a 7' tall by 7'wide by 6' long section of hugelkulture bed as part of the SKIP track. The new hugel beds are located behind Allerton Abbey and near the Wofati green house. In order meet the planting requirements I planted:
1. Sepp grain,
2. white duthch clover,
3. alfalfa
4. common vetch
5. crimson clover
6. black beans
7. buckwheat
8. Austrian winter peas
9. rose clover
10. walking onions
11. comfrey root (3 pieces of root)
12.red cow peas
13. mustard
14.  3 sunchoke tubers

In building the hugel bed, I used a mix of conifers that had been felled near the construction site. I mulched with a mix of hay, pine branches, lambs quarters, grasses and knotweed. I was able to get my 3 scoops with an excavator in while constructing the hugel bed, and I now have my air badge in Earthworks. I had never operated any type of heavy machinery. Josiah was an excellent and patient instructor. I loved it! Building this giant hugel mound was definitely one of the highlights of my time at the PTJ and also something that would have been nigh unto impossible for me to accomplish at home. It was also handy to have Mike Haasl overseeing the project so that I knew that I was completed to his standards. I loved that I got to work on it with my new Permie friends and that together we built a huge Hugelkulture scoop. I look forward to seeing how it progresses on return trips to Wheaton Labs. I love to think about it providing a bounty of food someday to feed Boots and future event attendees like myself.  
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