Sunchokes or Jerusalem artichokes are a delicious perennial vegetable. They can be planted almost anytime here since soil does not freeze. Plant in full sun, 2-6” deep, 12-18” apart, rows 36” apart. They are easy to grow and can spread, so plant in a large pot, raised bed or along a mowed area. They’ll be ready to harvest in 120-150 days or after the first frost. They keep in the fridge for 7-10 days and I have found a little longer if left unwashed until used. They are prepared similar to potatoes but with numerous health benefits (see links below.)
Elderberry is a hardy native plant. They are easy to grow in full sun and pollinators love the large flower clusters. Plant bushes 3-6’ apart and keep moist while establishing. Young plants benefit from a weed free area, compost and mulch. More than one variety is recommended for cross pollination and better fruit set. Elderberries and elder flowers are used to make pie, jam, syrup, juice, and wine.
Early ripening, sweeter than most, somewhat self-fruitful, tallest, and excellent yield
Large berries that are sweeter than other varieties, wine makers like it for higher brix (sugar level), berry clusters are inverted (bird protection), and best producer
Shorter and not as bushy (excellent for shorter pickers and smaller yards), hardy and more tolerant of harsh conditions (poor or less fertile soil)
Last to ripen fruit, high yield of huge flower clusters/ bunches of fruit, and vigorous producer
Luffa was grown at our farm without any chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Luffa are great for scrubbing dishes, dirty hands, heels and bodies.
Organic Ingredients of Luffa Glycerin Soap: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sorbitol
Organic Ingredients of Luffa Goat’s Milk Glycerin Soap: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, vegetable origin), Goat’s Milk (Liquid), Purified Water, Sorbitol
Citrus Fresh: Peel oil from Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint leaf oil
Lemongrass: Lemongrass leaf oil
Lavender: Lavender oil
Color is made in the USA