Linda Rominger, Master Gardener, explains Jerusalem Artichokes and Lion's Tail flower facts to interested people who stopped by our booth on January 19th.
We gave these new flyers out at the Farmer's Market yesterday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. A lot of people stopped to talk with us and inquire about the odd-looking Jerusalem Artichokes we had on display, and gave away free. Thanks to gardener Reed for donating the artichokes. They taste like water chestnuts or a mild jicama root when eaten raw. They also may be roasted or planted. A man from Main stopped by and commented that this type of artichoke is considered an obnoxious weed in his part of the country. I said that we're grateful for anything that can grow in our part of the country!
Linda, Camille, Kelly, Hali, and others assisted at the booth.
Ahwatukee Community Garden Beauty
I started coming to the Sunday gardening group in the fall of 2013. I've learned a lot and have forged new friendships with other earth lovers. Master Gardeners Linda and Bob have so much knowledge they freely give the rest of us! Bill and I became Master Gardeners as well in 2014 ~ Kelly Athena