Biohacking with Naturally Grown Jerusalem Artichokes

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Along with the regular white sweet potatoes, which I told you about on Monday,

Harvesting White Sweet Potatoes and Making a Purple Sweet Potato Pie


I harvested some Jerusalem artichokes.

Jerusalem artichokes are another plant in my garden that grow almost wildly.

When I harvest them in winter, I usually leave some in the ground, and they sprout in the spring.

I do the weeding once or twice but soon Jerusalem artichokes grow taller than the weeds and I don’t need to support them so much after that.

I don’t apply any fertilizers to them, so basically they grow on their own.

Although I practice a kind of natural farming, I do apply fertilizers to some plants such as onions. It changes depending on the plant.

When I say fertilizers, of course, I am talking about organic ones and plant-based ones, not chicken manures and anything like that.

For strong plants such as Jerusalem artichokes, I don’t apply any.

Jerusalem artichokes are considered to be one of the most powerful superfoods with plenty of health benefits; they can help you fight cravings, they contain a lot of vitamin B, C, and D, they support your muscles, they help protect cells from free radicals, and they support your gut.

And when you grow them naturally, without fertilizers and much human intervention, they become even more powerful.

David Sinclair talks about how some plants that grow in severe environments become nutritionally dense. It is like animals and humans, adversity makes them strong.

Although it is ideal to grow everything with the natural farming method, it isn’t always easy for some plants. However, in the case of  Jerusalem artichokes, you can.

So, you want to take advantage of this nature of Jerusalem artichokes and grow them wildly. You will have a good companion during the winter months when your immune system becomes weak.



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