Hello all! New to the forums, so thanks for creating this place, first
I am digging some new beds in my newly expanded vegetable garden,
including a long nice bed for Jerusalem artichokes.
Somewhere I read that they should be shortened when about 1,50 m,
cutting off the tops and flower heads to make the plant more wind
resistant. Is that the only reason? Does the flowering affect the crop?
I would love to let the plants grow tall and bloom. It is very much part
of why I like them. So unless the blooming affects the crop
significantly, I will just build a cage of bamboo cases around the bed
to stake them against the wind. Opinions? I never grew these before!
Oh, I am in the SW of France and the plants will be in full sun from mid
morning to sunset, if it helps.
Thanks in advance!