Sunday, 8 March 2009

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb....

Posted by Rosie


In January I dug up a rhubarb crown, split it into two and potted them up into two large pots. These I placed in the polytunnel, surrounded by bales for warmth and large pots for darkness.


Even the rhubarb I am forcing outside is only just getting started where-as this is what the polytunnel crowns had grown to today.


It yielded this which was just enough for that long awaited crumble.


5 comments :

  1. I love rhubarb !! What a difference between them. We have ordered a crown,should arrive soon..the ground is ready and waiting.

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  2. I've had to delete the other photos (blogger threw a wobbly) so for anyone else I can assure you that the outside crowns are just leaf knots with no sign of the all important stalk.

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  3. AAAAHHHHH! Could everyone stop talking about how wonderful their rhubarb is and posting photos too -show offs, hehe. We just don't have room on the lottie but we bought some for the mother in law's garden so here's hoping we evetually yet some yummy crumble.

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  4. Looking good! Mine is aa wee bit behind that, but not much. I've jus tplanted two new crowns too, they all grow in tyre stacks with plenty of goat manure.

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  5. That's a lovely picture of the pulled sticks Rosie. I must make room for rhubarb in the garden this year...

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