I have planted quite a few jerusalem artichockes, because you never know. But I'm a bit afraid of the harvest. They bear enourmously. I have planted some in shade to, to see how this goes. Apparently they have been a staple for North American Indians but when they have been a staple,my guessis that they must have cooked them in a way to convert the inulin in usual starch. Any information? If not sheep do eat them but it's not their favourite.