We Like Invasive Plants! (No really, we do)

Most farmers don't like plants that are listed/called "invasive", but as usual, things are different here on our farm.

Not only do we like invasives but we go out of our way to acquire them and plant them around the farm. Here is a growing (hopefully) list of invasive plants on our property.

Planted by us - 
Autumn Olive
Walking Onions

Not originally planted by us but definitely encouraged to grow - 

If you have any invasive plants and want to get rid of them, you can always bring them to us. We'll gladly take them off your hands.

Sunchokes aka Jerusalem Artichokes


The ultimate survival food?

The sunchokes below were harvested in the dead of winter.

There aren't a lot of crops that can sit in the ground for several months while I wait to harvest them. These specific tubers probably were ready for harvesting in Sept/Oct but were actually taken out of the ground on Jan 21st.

We ate the above sunchokes but made sure to plant a whole bunch of them around the farm. Most of them were put in raised beds and in the ground (yes, we like invasive stuff!) but we also wanted to experiment with them in buckets. These popped out of the soil at the very beginning of April.
Assuming nothing bad happens to them (and very few things cause problems with sunchokes) these will be beautiful 6 feet tall sunflowery type plants in a few months.