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Tara McLellan
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  • New Orleans, LA
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Erica Strauss replied to Tara McLellan's discussion 'Sunchokes' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Sunchokes, once planted, cannot be eliminated. I'm not saying they aren't tasty, or worth growing. I'm just saying that you shouldn't feel too bad if, in three years, after annually digging out "every last piece of…"
Aug 3, 2011
Tara McLellan replied to Tara McLellan's discussion 'Sunchokes' in the group Urban Gardeners
"I have place the sunchokes in an area that I want to get a little wild and wooly.  Planted about a month ago and they are doing great!  I purchased a pack in the grocery store and planted them right in the ground just like potatoes, with…"
Aug 3, 2011
Ginny Hopper replied to Tara McLellan's discussion 'Sunchokes' in the group Urban Gardeners
"I have plans to put these into my garden also but have been warned that they need to be contained or they will take over."
Jul 30, 2011
Tara McLellan posted a status
"We've decided to take some 1940's wooden lawn chairs that are no longer usable as seating and transform them with pole beans and peas!"
Jun 30, 2011
Tara McLellan joined Fostermamas's group


A group for people interested in or already making their own cheese. Share recipes, tips, stories and more.See More
Jun 28, 2011
Tara McLellan added a discussion to the group Urban Gardeners


I have a wild area of my tiny New Orleans backyard that was once a junk pile.  We've cleaned it out and decided to put in some Jerusalem Artichokes.  Anybody have any experiences with "sunchokes?"
Jun 28, 2011
Tara McLellan joined johna's group

Urban Gardeners

Gardening in the city is where it is at! Small spaces, roof gardens, window boxes. Talk about your methods. Share your stories. Grow your knowledge.
Jun 28, 2011
Tara McLellan posted a status
"Getting ready to put in some Jerusalem Artichokes in a wild area of my garden. Not sure what they will do down here, but we'll see!"
Jun 28, 2011
Tara McLellan posted a status
"Waiting anxiously for my Burpee's order to arrive today! More squash and eggplant!"
Jun 24, 2011
Tara McLellan is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jun 23, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Writer, gardener, mom, wife, reader, cook
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
New Orleans barbecue shrimp with fresh corn and fried okra picked fresh from the garden
Currently reading:
Farm City
Currently listening to:
Avett Brothers
My latest DIY project:
Growing mushrooms, gardening in the city, and making homemade basil perfume.
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