Friday, October 24, 2008

What's this?

Here's a hint - you can plant them or eat them.


Sarah said...

sweet potatoes?

Judy said...

regular potatoes? bulbs? artichokes?

Cyndy said...

Isn't that the foam underneath the deck?!

Susan Hillson said...

Good guesses!

The things that look like potatoes are the tubers from the ornamental sweet potato vine, Ipomoea.

Those spiky things are Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunchokes. You can eat them but I planted them. They produce tall yellow flowers in the fall.