Jerusalem Artichokes & Dragonflies

missrachael

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Evening folks, anyone else enjoyed a plethora of Dragonflies this Summer? I get a spiritual vibe when they accompany me around the garden. Snapped this fella under my newly erected cover for the girls.

Also my JA's are the tallest I've ever seen them (note the HH on the left).....I feel like they are awesome soil conditioners/nitrogen fixers plus make the best soup. Super veg crop!
 

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Sedge

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Spiritual you say .?
Iā€™d be out there practicing my backhand volleys.
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veritas629

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Dragonflies and Mayflies aren't just a sign of a healthy ecosystem, they specifically are an indicator of clean highly oxygenated freshwater. The larval stages are voracious predators, but can only survive in the cleanest of waters. Freshwater ecologists commonly sift the sediment from a river bed and count the various insects. Dragonflies and mayflies are key indicator species that suggest a clean river. I spent several summers doing exactly this during uni!
 

Harry bootlace

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Evening folks, anyone else enjoyed a plethora of Dragonflies this Summer? I get a spiritual vibe when they accompany me around the garden. Snapped this fella under my newly erected cover for the girls.

Also my JA's are the tallest I've ever seen them (note the HH on the left).....I feel like they are awesome soil conditioners/nitrogen fixers plus make the best soup. Super veg crop!
Oh intersting. Iā€™ve eaten them but not grown them. Next season I will for sure. Yum.
JA that is not dragon flies
 

GreenMan

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Evening all.

Just cooked up a batch of Jerusalem artichokes from my first crop, got about 4kg from 1.5m x 0.5m. Not bad for my climate, will be planting a bigger patch next season.

Tasted great pan fried with garlic, parsley and lemon juice!
 
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