Free, but at a cost

Last carrotsLooking pretty shabby now, but I’m still eating them. Just enough carrots left for Christmas day, with a bit of luck.

I also have BUCKETS of Jerusalem artichokes. Managed to shift some on to another unsuspecting relative, but I’m running out of outlets. The word is out: death by flatulence isn’t attractive, even when I’m giving them away.

Guess even the free things in life can sometimes be too expensive.

5 Responses to “Free, but at a cost”

  1. Emma Says:

    See whether you can get a grant to investigate their potential as a biofuel….

  2. Caz Says:

    surely artichoke soup will freeze?

  3. Soilman Says:

    Terrific idea, Emma. I wouldn’t dare light a match in the bedroom the night after eating them.

    Caz: that’s not daft. I’ll make a huge load some time and freeze it. Unless, of course, you’re volunteering to receive some artichokes yourself?

  4. Patrick Says:

    We’re still working on our own JAs, eating as well as giving away, otherwise I’d offer to take some off your hands.

    Merry Christmas Soilman!

  5. allotment blogger Says:

    It is said that if you cook your artichokes with fennel (especially fennel seeds) the flatulence risk is considerably reduced. It’s worth trying I suppose. I had no Jerusalems this year as they failed to thrive after being left in a bag in somebody’s car for a week before arriving at my plot for planting.